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Home ownership is fun (and expensive)!

January 15th, 2006

While I’m talking about things that not working properly, I might as well mention our home is falling apart. Not really, but two freaky things happened this weekend.

Friday night Joe noticed our master bathroom ceiling was wet and soggy. That is never a good sign. He went up into the attic and thank god, the roof was not leaking. Turns out one of the connections on the sewer vent pipe came loose so water was dripping on the insulation for god knows how long and had finally soaked through the drywall. So now Joe has to cut a hole in the ceiling and replace a section of drywall. Not terribly expensive, thankfully.

Then this afternoon, Joe was in the laundry room starting a load of laundry when the furnace kicked on and a big fireball shot out from the vent. Um, not good. It scared him, understandably so since he was standing RIGHT next to it. So now we need to call someone to come take a look at it. I hope and pray it doesn’t result in a lot of money.

I bet Joe’s so glad he has tomorrow off work, huh? I’ll be at work missing out on all the “fun”.

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  1. Jenniyb
    January 15th, 2006 at 18:00 | #1

    Oh no! I hate when things like that happen… the good thing about our house being so new is that for the next year EVERYTHING will be fixed for free. And then after that, well, I just pray anything that breaks still has a warranty!

  2. January 16th, 2006 at 12:14 | #2

    When we bought our house, the first night we came over to check everything out and see what we were really dealing with – we went out into the backyard and looked around.

    I went to open the screen door to go back in and the door knob came off in my hand.

    Hubster was saying – Money Pit, Money Pit and laughing.

    With home ownership: it’s always something. If you’re not painting it, you’re repairing it or replacing it…

  3. Art
    January 18th, 2006 at 09:44 | #3

    That’s just great. Moving into our house this month. Thanks for the heads up. But I’m wondering if Joe has bad house-Karma? Maybe the house is upset with Joe and it won’t be all that bad for us? Maybe home ownership is total bliss if bad house-karma Joe is’nt around. Yeah, that’s it. Houses everywhere know about Joe. Joe needs some house counseling. Maybe he even needs to repent of his house sins to the house gods. It’ll be fine we won’t have any problems…….

  4. January 18th, 2006 at 20:15 | #4

    Good news is the furnace just needed a thorough cleaning and it is fine now. Less than $100 so I can’t complain.

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