OK, just to update y'all on my lack of handy status. In the past two years, I have had the water main in our 1/4 acre front yard replaced, replaced the kitchen waste line, redone my upstairs bath (thanks to TFS, from which the name came), replaced a tired, worn out washer (right as TFS prepared for surgery prior to cancer diag.), replaced the heat pump (once chemo complete for TFS),now am having major tree work done on our 1/2 ac., and will soon have our porch enclosed. I know the wiring in the house is screwed up, but thankfully I signed us up for Dominion Power's inside wiring protection plan - which will cover said costs. I still need to have the motor replaced in the attic fan and replace the chandelier in the dining room (I have the one to replace it, just need a person to do it). Chimney liner needs to be replaced and the chimney needs to be extended to bring it up to code. Then, either replace the carpet or replace the flooring below the main floor carpets.
Morale of the story?? Never buy an old house unless it's been completely updated prior to purchasing!! This one is a 1959er. Didn't see the "5" until closing on it. The original listing said "69". I figured that wasn't too bad, as that's my birth year. Funny how that number changed! So, we're going to close on our "re-fi" today. Hopefully, nothing else will go wrong.