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I love being a homeowner! The mere fact that this house is OURS, just rocks! There are times though, that I do actually miss renting. Times like this last week particularly.
I would like to apologize to you, my wonderful readers. I have not been on here lately. Life decided it was time for our first Homeowners curve-ball. You may recall my letter to my oven. It had died on us, and I was very sad. Before leaving on our Yellowstone Vacation, we bought a new one, and had it scheduled to be delivered and installed the Monday after we got back (this last Monday). So Monday rolls around, and we start getting ready for the men to deliver our oven. First though we had to run a gas line to our kitchen. See, Mark and I, we like gas ovens. The beauty of them, is you can still cook on them if you’re power goes out. Not that I foresee that happening a lot, but I like to be prepared. So we bought a gas oven at Lowe’s. While the plumber was here running the gas line, he informed us that the insulation from our Cold Storage Room, probably had asbestos in it. He obviously didn’t test for it, but he strongly suggested getting it out sooner than later. Great, I thought! I went into research mode on the insulation, and scared myself a bit. Then the oven arrived!
While this beauty was being installed, we took the Princess’ outside to wash the cars and play in the wading pool. We had not used our front hose faucet until Monday. The water pressure was really weak through the hose, so we ran it longer than we normally would have. Once we had the oven installed, and the cars washed, I asked Mark if he would get started on cleaning up the vermiculite. A few minutes later he was back upstairs telling me I needed to come look. The floor was flooded. We thought it was just a backed up drain. We were wrong. The basement was flooded from the hose faucet.
It started in the master closet
We carpet pad
7 thoughts on “Downside of Being a Homeowner”
Oh, NO! I hate when you are forced to do remodeling, etc. when you are not expecting it. Hope it can all be fixed soon!
O my you are having some curve balls thrown at you right now, hope everything gets squared away and is all back to normal soon:)
Oh, no! I'm so sorry! I agree with you though, sometimes it is no fun to be the ones responsible for all the mess. we had some flooding less than 2 months after we moved into our home last year–but it was outside, thankfully. I hope the mess gets cleaned up quickly! (And your stove looks awesome!)
I totally understand your sentiment. At least with renting, taking over the repairs for those damages are not your responsibility. But despite these mishaps, keep in mind the being a homeowner is still a privilege not everyone can afford. So, that’s still a thing to be thankful for, in spite of the odds.
Gail Wallace @ Emergency Flood Masters
Very true Gail! We are renting again ourselves. But there are pros and cons to both. It's just a matter of how you look at it, and what fits the individual lifestyle.
Sure you can have a roof over your head by renting a house. But what if the landlord decides to use the property? Or, what if you run into financial problems and you can’t pay your rent for a much longer time? In situations like these, you will realize that home of your own is a very reliable shock absorber.