A number of people – myself included – thought I’d move when the divorce was final. However, for various reasons I’ve decided not to move anytime soon. Thus, I’m finally dealing with all the repair jobs that need to be done. And not by me. Nor by my not-so-handy-sons. Bless them, they have tried.
I phoned a repairman. Excerpt from our conversation:
RPM: “I’m busy for the next week or so but…
Me: (interrupting) “That’s fine, it’s okay – I’ve lived with most of these problems for almost five years – another few weeks won’t matter.”
RPM: (laughs) “Five years? You’re kidding!”
Me: “Nope – I’m serious. I’ve been dealing with the big ticket repairs – roof, furnace…that kind of stuff.”
RPM: “How many little jobs do you have?”
Me: “Enough to keep you busy for a week – at least. Maybe longer.”
RPM: “Is there anything that qualifies as an emergency?”
Me: “Not that I’m aware of - but you shouldn’t even put that sort of idea in my head.”
It was left that I’d email him a list of repairs, call again in two weeks and hope the house remains standing during that time.
I made the list. I was both astonished and disconcerted as to its length. Worse yet, there are things not even on it – i.e. the driveway needs re-paving.
Does anyone else have a home repair list that could match this one? Am I guilty of horrendous neglect? Should I just open my doors to a dozen or so cats and be done with it?
Or maybe I should move…
THE LIST - click on it to enlarge.
(why is it so faint?)
And, yes my printer needs repairing, too. Some pages come out on a slant – others are fine. Why is that? And why does my scanner scan some pages with big letters and others with small ones? Oh, to be handy and technically inclined…
photo credit: Google images