An old house thing

Some of those things they never tell you about old houses:

  • Sometimes you need to kill off trees that grow into the basement.
  • No room will ever have walls that are straight.
  • There is no such thing as quiet AC.
  • There may be ghosts, but you won’t hear them over the AC.
  • There’s a hall light switch in the linen cupboard.

It’s been a week of maintenance, mostly by outdoor experts. And while I love having higher ceilings, nicer views, and a stairwell for the cats to romp on, there are days I would trade it all for a house with modern fixtures.


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