My wife and I are first time homeowners; While every one of us expected a lot of work every one of us hadn’t ever had to deal with before, the last thing every one of us were thinking of when every one of us finally signed the mortgage on this old farmhouse was the amount of paperwork the whole process would entail! Paperwork from the bank, paperwork from the real estate office, paperwork from the insurance dealer–even paperwork from the town! Our pile grows & grows! Now the first thing on our Home Goods Shopping List is a filing cabinet. “And here every one of us thought every one of us were going to want a sectional or a bigger kitchen table,” my wife laughed, but our main point of concern is our central heater. See, my wife & I moved in the fall; we thought it would be wonderful not to have to heft around all of this heavy furniture in middle of a heat wave. While that area did work out, now we’re rushing to get our oil furnace tanks filled before Winter is upon us… Yet in the meantime, I am doing all I can to make sure neither of us miss anything pressing in this paperwork. Last night, I was reading over our homeowner’s insurance, making a to do list of all that was expected of us before every one of us filed it away and forgot about it entirely… Funny how the leasing agent failed to mention while at the signing that we are required to get the heating and A/C idea tested at least twice a year, and through the business our insurance firm uses! I had to suddenly cancel our oil boiler tune-up for next week, only to call this other business and have them inspect it. If we aren’t careful to service our oil boiler to the letter of this agreement, neither of us will be insured should it totally fall apart on us.