Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Back From Alaska
...And life is hell. Our new home is quickly turning into The Money Pit. Even the pizza delivery guy thinks we're testing missiles at this place.
So far our basement has flooded (leaky pipe), the new microwave exploded, the new grass looks like kelp, circuits have blown, the new dishwasher leaked, drawers have broken, sockets don't work, some of the flooring is cracked or coming up, and the water coming into our home comes directly out of a nuclear reactor, forcing me to install a water softener. To top it off, the dog thinks that the inside of the house looks like one big fire hydrant, making life harder for us all.
The finished basement has been cleaned and recarpeted, and the electrical is supposedly getting fixed, but things just keep falling apart at this place.
I was hoping to post the Alaska pictures, but we'll see what tonight brings us in La Casa Del Capitan.
posted by El Capitan at 4:10 PM
Well, that just sucks! New houses are a total PITA, and I ain't talkin' animal rights here.8:27 PM
Oh, Lord. That sounds horrible...I have experienced basement flooding myself. Something the former owners (aka Mr. & Mrs. Anti-Christ) neglected to put on the disclosure statement, imagine that! Oh, the memories!
My husband is quite a handy guy so if you need some help on a weekend when he isn't at drill, just hit me up with an e-mail & I'll help him pack his tools in the truck. ;)
I might just take you up on that offer. So far I've been able to install all of the electrical gizmos, the water softener, and we're getting ready to paint, but I know I'm quickly reaching my limit on what I think I can do by myself.
To add to our streak of bad luck, the wind that hit us yesterday blew over our patio table set, shattering the glass table all over the deck.
This home ownership gig isn't as easy as I thought it would be.
Dude - I almost thought you were joking! I mean no one has that much misfortune on a new home but looks like you aren't kidding and the black cloud continues to follow you around. I advise going into an underground bunker for at least a month so the black cloud attaches itself to some other poor soul. :))1:35 PM
Oh my word, that truly sucks!
Seriously, I hope all that crap gets straightened out. I'd be such a stress ball.
BTW, The Money Pit was a hilarious movie.