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Benedict Arnold Slept Here [Dec. 15th, 2005|11:53 am]
The American Caliban
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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.

[User Picture]From: salome_st_john
2005-12-15 08:02 pm (UTC)


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[User Picture]From: odradak
2005-12-15 08:19 pm (UTC)

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.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-12-15 08:26 pm (UTC)

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
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[User Picture]From: travisd
2005-12-15 08:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Ouch, I think I lucked out

Happy birthday to you, assuming my LJ client isn't lying.

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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-12-16 08:33 am (UTC)

Re: Ouch, I think I lucked out

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[User Picture]From: sp0rk0
2005-12-15 10:21 pm (UTC)
Perhaps we should be sending you gift certificates to Home Despot for your birthday?
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[User Picture]From: trinnit
2005-12-16 01:03 am (UTC)
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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