It’s about that time again. Time to break out the list of broken things in this house. Last time I did this, I got a new microwave. Here’s hoping.
1. The pipes. We have three bathrooms. One of the toilets makes a sick, dying cow sound every time someone flushes it and doesn’t really flush all the way. When I brush my teeth and turn the water on in my bathroom, it makes a shaking sound. The shower is starting to make funny sounds as well. It’s bothersome and a tad terrifying that at any given point, there will be some sort of pipe/water situation.
2. The kitchen ceiling. There is a bit of a crack and it scares me that at some point, the tub might fall through.
3. The backyard. Uggghhh…a landscaper that shows up sporadically and a lump of dirt where there should be a patio makes for an ugly backyard.
4. A fire alarm that continues to beep even when you put new batteries in it.
5. A broken water dispenser. I don’t know what happened but suddenly my favorite part of my fridge is broken.
6. Wire shelf. There is one of the wire shelves in the mudroom that has broken not all the way off but slanted down. If it was all the way off, it would look better but Leo insists he is going to find the pieces to put it back together.
7. Does my car count? The seat won’t move back and forth and the driver side window goes down but I have to say several prayers for it to go back up.
8. Towel Bar. Remember the story about the towel bar? Still not fixed. Don’t remember? Click here.
9. Something is going on with the heater in this house. I go to bed thinking it is working and wake up freezing. The temp says 62 and the heat is set for 69 and it doesn’t kick on.
10. My beloved rocking chair. Leo bought it for me when I was pregnant with Nico and it is now broken. It no longer rocks. It might be an easy fix but in this house, that doesn’t exist.
So that is it. It’s mildly annoying but could be worse. I’ve been told that the more I complain about this house, the more no one will want to buy it. Do I want to sell it? Absolutely! It has nothing to do with my neighborhood. I live in a great neighborhood but I get the 7 year itch when it comes to houses and this year it was 8 years since we moved here. As much as I would love to move by my sisters, I won’t uproot my kids and change schools. I’d be happy moving in the same district. Do I see that happening ever? No, I do not. There are certain changes that I do not like. This isn’t one of them. I am married to someone who handles all changes well, except when it comes to moving or buying cars. The two changes I enjoy a lot.
At the very least, I am hoping this gets the pipes or heater get fixed. And maybe the ceiling.
What about you? What needs fixing at your house? If you could move, would you want to?