Arg. The wife and I just bought our first house. we were so excited and we knew that it needed some "love" but damn I didn't think it would need this much. And it's not even big things. It is just a TON little things. -Place didn't have a mail box, so I had to put one of those in. -There was no basic cable only antena, so I had to help the comcast guy run cable in to the house. Fattie McGee couldn't get into the attic to pull cable. -I had to put in towl racks in both bathrooms -Had to rewire the switch in master bath due to shotty work -I still need to "rewire" master light, again shotty work -Re-plumb the dryer vent -Drop new cable outlets in master bedroom and living room because where they were made no sense what so ever. -Bigger projects yet to do are --entire back yard is bare (or rather covered in weeds waist high) --drop sprinkler system --remodel master bath --remodel kitchen --redo front yard I hate to go on and on (too late ) but damn, I cant do anything to my 40 untill this list is done so it is going to be a while. but hell I am still stoked to own a house (or at least "rent" it from the bank ;p ) rather then rent a s***ty apt from some ass monkey.