Benedict Arnold Slept Here

Current list of things broken in my house:

  • Water pipe inside slab (repaired)
  • Drywall and paint damaged by flood (repaired)
  • Vanity in bathroom destroyed
  • Carpet in hallway, living room, one bedroom destroyed
  • Thermostat for heater working only intermittently status post handyman “looking at it”. (new one just installed)
  • Forced-air natural gas heater dead even when started manually; fan motor broken; entire heater needs replacement. (Heater may be as much as 40 years old.) (installed as of this moment)
  • Front door deadbolt won’t close status post handyman “fixing” doorknob/lock issues.
  • Toilet flush mechanism does not stop unless you “do it right”.
  • Cover on fluorescent light over kitchen counter falls off periodically with a loud bang.
  • Slab under house is “efflorescing”, which will inevitably require slab replacement at some future date.

7 thoughts on “Benedict Arnold Slept Here

  1. Ouch, I think I lucked out
    1. Hose from dishwasher needs to be moved so crap doesn’t end up on the dishes (when the hell am I ever going to use a dishwasher? Bah, fuck it)
    2. 2nd floor smoke detectors (I’m feeling lucky)
    3. New lock on front door due to general crappiness (Get to that eventually)
    4. New railing for stairway (Meh, Brandon “always land on his feet when tumbling down things” Sowers can deal with it)
    Yep, I lucked out.

    1. Re: Ouch, I think I lucked out
      I fell down my stairs halfway today because they’re at a weird angle. No matter that I’ve known those stairs my whole life. CRONK BLONK DRACULA

  2. Of course probably most of that stuff is near original with the house. Still sucks when it all breaks at once.
    And *I* can navigate those stairs, whats your excuse? 🙂

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