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    Did you watch the Murphy Brown show? Remember how there was perpetual work being done on her home? Well, we are living that, and HAVE BEEN for the past few weeks. Maintenance has been in a continual process of
    repairing the dining room ceiling, which has been damaged by leaking toilets upstairs. Also, we just had "older than the hills"
    kitchen/hallway/powder room floor replaced by linoleum. We had a new clothes ad dishwasher installed. Our fridge is about to be replaced. Our AC ceased functioning. A toilet now continuously runs and we have to jiggle the handle. Last night we got a visit from maintenance because the people next door are having a major water leak that seems to be emanating from our townhouse apartment. So our toliets were
    turned off for the night and this morning. Believe it or not, we still have more issues! The oven isn't sealing well and it takes forever to bake a pizza. The drapery thing snapped an we can no longer open the slats with the strings. It has to be manually open and closed. The bifold doors keep coming out of their tracks and the little spring thingy gouges out a hole that allows the door come off its track. Then there's the circuit breaker situation when I am on the computer and the bathroom fan is on and someone is using the hair dryer and I'm just about finish off an hour's worth of PM......
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    Scott,
    That sounds like a mess. I'm glad it's not me. I live in a condo and own it. Everything inside is my responsibility, so I would not have enough money for everything your going through.
    Good luck getting everything fixed up.


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    Do you have a painter named Eldon by any chance? He could be there awhile...Good luck, and hang in there (like unfinished wallpaper). [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    Hey, do you need any electrical work done? I'll work for cp's.

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    Ah yes. As owner of a 120 year old house, I'm intimately familiar with this phenomena!

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    Caps everytime I see your avatar, I get the urge to grab my AK-47 and shoot it.

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    Aw, so much work! That leaking toilet thing, man it can spot a ceiling up pretty good! We had that once. I'm so not looking forward to owning my own house and worrying about all that stuff! *lol* I hope things get better. =)

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    Oh Jim, I sympathise entirely. I live in a Victorian terrace, which is around 120 years old as well. The windows that will actually open won't stay open, and all need replacing. The glass is so thin that I am privy to every conversation in the street.

    The lights in my study don't work in winter, only in summer when the wiring is warm enough to connect, and then it goes on only after a few minutes of warm-up. When I turn on the tap of the basin in the bathroom, the lovely smell of stale water and sewerage wafts up, as in those days the plumbing made no differentiation with the sewerage.

    My dishwater went out a few months ago, shorting out the house and leaving a lovely electric-fire smell in its wake. It's a Miele, so I fear that the repair cost will rival the replacement cost.

    Add to that the plaster in the living and dining room that is so old it's just crumbling from the wall, the doors that jam because the building has shifted due to the long drought, and the hot water service that blows-out in high winds (always at night to leave us with cold water in the morning).

    Welcome to the world of the landed gentry!!

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