Unfortunately, I think the phone wiring in this house has a problem. None of the phone jacks worked and I had to plug in directly to the outside phone connection and fish the cable through the bathroom window.
Good thing it is wireless or else I would be still sitting in the bathroom. I don't have the money to fix the problem right now so I will just have to find a secure spot for the modem to sit, maybe I will install a shelf for it outside the bathroom door and up high so the dogs won't mess with it.
I found one other big problem so far. The faucet handles for the washing machine leak badly. I mean they spray water all over the place. Of course, I didn't let that stop me from doing laundry. I've been washing loads since I brought the washer and dryer on Sunday. I even did one this morning before work! I was able to push the washer over so that I could fit a trash can under the leak to catch the water. Then I would turn the water off between fill cycles. It still sprayed a lot of water so today I bought some packing tape after work (while I was also buying extra long phone cord for the modem) and taped a plastic bag around the faucet and cut a small hole in the bottom to direct the water. It worked well.
I do plan to get those faucets replaced but I will have to turn the water off at the main line and I think I will wait until next month when I have money for the other plumbing repairs that I need to get done. I bought a toilet to replace the cracked one in the second bathroom and I need it installed. I also want a back-flow prevention device installed and a pressure reduction valve because those two things were recommended by my home inspector.
Anyway, I am glad to be back. I have a bunch of other moving stories to tell but it is late and I am tired and all the dogs are asleep so I think I will go to bed for the third time in my new house.