October 12, 2010

It's Official...

...I bought a money pit.  I've already told you that a lot of things in my house are suffering (majorly, majorly suffering) from the "home improvements" that the last owner made. 

I have windows from the 1930's that come out like jigsaw pieces.  The electric is a fire hazard in places.  My roof leaks. I'm trying to laugh through it all.  I'm TRYING!

Today took the cake.  I got home just in time to watch the chimney FALL OFF THE HOUSE.  It was on the roof and then *poof* it was on the ground.  Now, I feel that I should point out that the chimney just got re-pointed two weeks ago.  The same company came back to replace my roof.  What they didn't know is that the roof already had THREE layers of shingles on it (illegal much?!?!).  When they pried off those shingles, it exposed some old bricks that just disintegrated.

So, when does the film crew arrive?  I'm pretty darn sure that I'm starring in the re-make of The Money Pit.





22 comments:

  1. Oh wow....so sorry! That's awful!

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  2. OH Cole! I'm so sorry! I sure hope things get a little easier from now on.
    Snuggles,
    Twix
    PS: Mom and I love that movie ;o)

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  3. hahaha NO WAY! the roof fell off!?!? i shouldn't laugh, i'm sorry. that is just unreal. wow. i'd also be on the lookout for ashton kutcher at the rate things are going with the house...

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  4. I am so sorry...I just called my husband to come read your post,it will make him feel better about all the things that go wrong here at this old house.

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  5. Oh my goodness! Was there any way to have known this from the inspection? Didn't you say this was a short sale? I'll never understand how people can just not take care of their home. I hope things get better very soon.

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  6. Oh no! That is awful. I hope you got a home inspection, although if they fail to point major issues out, they are off the hook for it anyways as they are essentially getting paid for their opinion. (I learned that on Holmes on Holmes on HGTV.)

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  7. Oh my gosh! That is unbelievable. I'm so sorry!

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  8. The chimney fell off the house? Are you serious? Wow! What a relief that it didn't fall on anyone. Maybe you should just gut it and start all over again?

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  9. That is so scary! Hopefully that will be the worse of it.

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  10. Ohmigosh. I'm so sorry - I know this has got to be just crazy for you! Thinking of you and wishing you many sturdy walls, ceilings and appliances in your future! :-)

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  11. Oh my word. You poor thing. How frustrating! Maybe you ought to start sleeping in the doorway, just in case?

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  12. oh hun :( i'm so sorry to hear this all! i would be so upset and frustrated with the whole situation!

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  13. So sorry to hear about the house problems Cole, that is no fun at all. Hopefully some day you will be able to look back at all this and laugh! :)

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  14. ugh - I hope things turn around for you soon! House trouble is no fun!

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  15. Oh wow! I hope things get better soon and that you won't have to keep putting out too much money!

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  16. Yikes! I'm so sorry to hear that. Hopefully that is the worst of it!

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  17. That is no fun. Sorry to hear about that. I saw you are the feature for Kathie this week. That is how we met. I enjoyed reading about you more. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Now that would take the cake!! WOW! crazyness! =) Laughing is good... trying to find humor in the midst always helps!! visiting from Kathie's blog post.. =)

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  19. Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry you're going through all this. Sometimes renting doesn't sound like such a bad idea. I love being able to do whatever I want with my home, but it would be lovely for someone else to be responsible for maintenance.

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  20. Oh no!!!! Hope the chiminey gets fixed really soon befor the weather gets wet!

    Hugs & smoochies!! XOXO
    Hailey

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  21. It looks like you are faced with some challenges. Good luck. I hope it gets better or that you are very rich.

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