Sunday, February 08, 2009

Perils of homeownership

Our dishwasher has evidently been leaking water into the basement for some time.

We have squirrels and/or other critters living in our attic.

We thought we might have mold spreading through our ducts, although the heating company thinks it's just dust. Either way, for someone with allergies it's not good.

One of the light fixtures in our backyard looks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

You need both hands, and often a shoulder, to position our front door just so to be able to open the lock.

The rusty aluminum shed in the backyard is mostly overgrown with ivy and is probably sustaining several species of rodent.

One of our basement window wells has caved in.

And I'm probably forgetting another dozen things.

We love our neighborhood, and we know we're blessed to own a house and not be facing the problems that so many others are facing these days, but there are definitely days it would be nice to be able to just call a landlord and have everything fixed for us...