Well Shit, this isn’t good is it

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Have I mentioned how much I hate my house? I know I have on at least a few occasions. 

I’m so grateful to have a place to live but it’s never really felt like home. 

Anyway, the house is over 100 years old and all of the previous repairs to the house have not been done correctly, so it creates a problem when new repairs need to be made. 

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A good example of that was the recent debacle with our main staircase collapsing. 

There are a couple of new issues to add to that list.

I had a waterline burst in my basement last night.  Luckily, it’s only tied to the washer but the shutoff doesn’t work correctly and so turning it off only slows down the leak.  🙁



The genius that did the plumbing in the house neglected to install water shutoffs to most areas of the house.  That makes it really difficult to make repairs, even if you can decipher the convoluted way they ran the plumbing. 

There’s also an outlet in the Gavin’s room and Elliott and Emmett’s room that stopped working last night.  These outlets share a common wall amd have nothing going to do with a tripped breaker.

There’s only 2 outlets per room and they’re in really bizarre places. 

My Dad is stopping by this afternoon to take a look and see what he thinks…

In life there’s always something. 

With the increase in income this year, I’m in a better place to absorb the repairs and that’s awesome.  Unfortunately, I’ve had to play catch-up and so I might have to delay repairs by a week or so. 

Thankfully, I was actually caught up on the laundry and so I might be okay.  🙂

I can’t wait until I can move into a better living situation…

I am however, very aware that it could always be worse and for that I’m grateful.  🙂

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tannawings

I could tell you about my 100+ year old house and its about the same. Whats really sucking today is the woodburrner isnt drafting right. Replaced a pipe already, cleaned the creosote out, you name it, its been done and still getting smoke. The thing darn near killed us twice and its a good thing we are nightowls because last time was a smoke filled mess, The dog and one of the cats kept alerting something was happening, and darned if it didnt happen. The furnace isnt working right so the woodburner is a heat source. Our neighbors are really… Read more »

Rob Gorski
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I used to run a contracting business that did work with Ryan Homes. We were in half a dozen allotments or more for almost a decade. We were involved in nearly every phase of construction and I swear, if I ever make it rich, I’m building. I’m grateful that we have a home but it’s such a pain in the ass. Property values are embarrassing and the neighborhoods gone to shit. Old houses are really interesting because there’s so much character and history but maintenance is a nightmare, especially if money’s tight. There’s rarely an easy fix because you find… Read more »

tannawings
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tannawings

I could tell you about my 100+ year old house and its about the same. Whats really sucking today is the woodburrner isnt drafting right. Replaced a pipe already, cleaned the creosote out, you name it, its been done and still getting smoke. The thing darn near killed us twice and its a good thing we are nightowls because last time was a smoke filled mess, The dog and one of the cats kept alerting something was happening, and darned if it didnt happen. The furnace isnt working right so the woodburner is a heat source. Our neighbors are really… Read more »

Rob Gorski
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I used to run a contracting business that did work with Ryan Homes. We were in half a dozen allotments or more for almost a decade. We were involved in nearly every phase of construction and I swear, if I ever make it rich, I’m building. I’m grateful that we have a home but it’s such a pain in the ass. Property values are embarrassing and the neighborhoods gone to shit. Old houses are really interesting because there’s so much character and history but maintenance is a nightmare, especially if money’s tight. There’s rarely an easy fix because you find… Read more »

tannawings
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tannawings

I could tell you about my 100+ year old house and its about the same. Whats really sucking today is the woodburrner isnt drafting right. Replaced a pipe already, cleaned the creosote out, you name it, its been done and still getting smoke. The thing darn near killed us twice and its a good thing we are nightowls because last time was a smoke filled mess, The dog and one of the cats kept alerting something was happening, and darned if it didnt happen. The furnace isnt working right so the woodburner is a heat source. Our neighbors are really… Read more »

Rob Gorski
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I used to run a contracting business that did work with Ryan Homes. We were in half a dozen allotments or more for almost a decade. We were involved in nearly every phase of construction and I swear, if I ever make it rich, I’m building. I’m grateful that we have a home but it’s such a pain in the ass. Property values are embarrassing and the neighborhoods gone to shit. Old houses are really interesting because there’s so much character and history but maintenance is a nightmare, especially if money’s tight. There’s rarely an easy fix because you find… Read more »

tannawings
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tannawings

Hubby luckily is/was a carpenter and when he first started his business I worked along with him. We have the know how to do the work for the most part, its just getting older and him being ill sucks and of course the lack of funds. With us, so much has built up in the last few years with injuries and illnesses that it’s just a depressing mess.We have way too much to do and I hate pushing him for fear its too much for him to handle. I am not in as large of a town as yours but… Read more »

Rob Gorski
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I just wanted to say really quick that you’re quite the inspiration and I truly mean that.. 🙂

tannawings
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tannawings

I could tell you about my 100+ year old house and its about the same. Whats really sucking today is the woodburrner isnt drafting right. Replaced a pipe already, cleaned the creosote out, you name it, its been done and still getting smoke. The thing darn near killed us twice and its a good thing we are nightowls because last time was a smoke filled mess, The dog and one of the cats kept alerting something was happening, and darned if it didnt happen. The furnace isnt working right so the woodburner is a heat source. Our neighbors are really… Read more »

Rob Gorski
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Not at all. Thanks

Rob Gorski
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I used to run a contracting business that did work with Ryan Homes. We were in half a dozen allotments or more for almost a decade. We were involved in nearly every phase of construction and I swear, if I ever make it rich, I’m building. I’m grateful that we have a home but it’s such a pain in the ass. Property values are embarrassing and the neighborhoods gone to shit. Old houses are really interesting because there’s so much character and history but maintenance is a nightmare, especially if money’s tight. There’s rarely an easy fix because you find… Read more »

tannawings
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tannawings

Hubby luckily is/was a carpenter and when he first started his business I worked along with him. We have the know how to do the work for the most part, its just getting older and him being ill sucks and of course the lack of funds. With us, so much has built up in the last few years with injuries and illnesses that it’s just a depressing mess.We have way too much to do and I hate pushing him for fear its too much for him to handle. I am not in as large of a town as yours but… Read more »

Rob Gorski
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I just wanted to say really quick that you’re quite the inspiration and I truly mean that.. 🙂

tannawings
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tannawings

Keep a really good eye on that extension cord…. keep checking to make sure it isnt getting too hot. Hoping youre using a heavy duty one (not the crap little ones) and it is up off of the floor so the kids but especially the animals cant fool with it, trip or spill on it. Cords overheat quickly especially when they are powering something like a frig . I am sure you are being safe and thankfully you had someone tell you it needed to be redone. Wiring hired out is expensive, but if you and your Dad feel comfortable… Read more »

Rob Gorski
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Thanks. Yeah, it’s a very heavy duty extension cord…

shneep
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shneep

get a job you lazy asshole and do something for your kids for a change. what do you DO all day? you make me SICK.

Rob Gorski
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jax27@msn.com Please have a nice day. Thank you so much for you well thought out and heartfelt comment…. ☺

mindfulmom
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mindfulmom

Congratulations! My eldest didn’t lose his first until the day after he turned seven. He has secondary immune dysfunction and had delayed eruption. Most kids lose their first tooth between 5-6.
Emmet is 7.5 right? He will probably be like Elliot and lose the rest around 8 and lose them in a short period. Usually the bottom two teeth go first.

Rob Gorski
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Thanks. You’re probably right. The tooth fairy was having to more than once a week sometimes when Elliott started losing his.. lol

Alyssa Rogers Williams
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Alyssa Rogers Williams

Great photo.

Rob Gorski
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Thank you ☺

Julie Sullivan Relunia
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Julie Sullivan Relunia

Crossing my fingers it goes smoother than expected for you. Screw the haters.. Your ‘real’ followers KNOW you gobabove and beyond on the daily for those boys.

Rob Gorski
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Thank you so much for the support…. ☺

tannawings
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tannawings

I could tell you about my 100+ year old house and its about the same. Whats really sucking today is the woodburrner isnt drafting right. Replaced a pipe already, cleaned the creosote out, you name it, its been done and still getting smoke. The thing darn near killed us twice and its a good thing we are nightowls because last time was a smoke filled mess, The dog and one of the cats kept alerting something was happening, and darned if it didnt happen. The furnace isnt working right so the woodburner is a heat source. Our neighbors are really… Read more »

Rob Gorski
Admin

I used to run a contracting business that did work with Ryan Homes. We were in half a dozen allotments or more for almost a decade. We were involved in nearly every phase of construction and I swear, if I ever make it rich, I’m building. I’m grateful that we have a home but it’s such a pain in the ass. Property values are embarrassing and the neighborhoods gone to shit. Old houses are really interesting because there’s so much character and history but maintenance is a nightmare, especially if money’s tight. There’s rarely an easy fix because you find… Read more »

tannawings
Guest
tannawings

Hubby luckily is/was a carpenter and when he first started his business I worked along with him. We have the know how to do the work for the most part, its just getting older and him being ill sucks and of course the lack of funds. With us, so much has built up in the last few years with injuries and illnesses that it’s just a depressing mess.We have way too much to do and I hate pushing him for fear its too much for him to handle. I am not in as large of a town as yours but… Read more »

Rob Gorski
Admin

I just wanted to say really quick that you’re quite the inspiration and I truly mean that.. 🙂

tannawings
Guest
tannawings

I could tell you about my 100+ year old house and its about the same. Whats really sucking today is the woodburrner isnt drafting right. Replaced a pipe already, cleaned the creosote out, you name it, its been done and still getting smoke. The thing darn near killed us twice and its a good thing we are nightowls because last time was a smoke filled mess, The dog and one of the cats kept alerting something was happening, and darned if it didnt happen. The furnace isnt working right so the woodburner is a heat source. Our neighbors are really… Read more »

Rob Gorski
Admin

I used to run a contracting business that did work with Ryan Homes. We were in half a dozen allotments or more for almost a decade. We were involved in nearly every phase of construction and I swear, if I ever make it rich, I’m building. I’m grateful that we have a home but it’s such a pain in the ass. Property values are embarrassing and the neighborhoods gone to shit. Old houses are really interesting because there’s so much character and history but maintenance is a nightmare, especially if money’s tight. There’s rarely an easy fix because you find… Read more »

tannawings
Guest
tannawings

I could tell you about my 100+ year old house and its about the same. Whats really sucking today is the woodburrner isnt drafting right. Replaced a pipe already, cleaned the creosote out, you name it, its been done and still getting smoke. The thing darn near killed us twice and its a good thing we are nightowls because last time was a smoke filled mess, The dog and one of the cats kept alerting something was happening, and darned if it didnt happen. The furnace isnt working right so the woodburner is a heat source. Our neighbors are really… Read more »

Rob Gorski
Admin

I used to run a contracting business that did work with Ryan Homes. We were in half a dozen allotments or more for almost a decade. We were involved in nearly every phase of construction and I swear, if I ever make it rich, I’m building. I’m grateful that we have a home but it’s such a pain in the ass. Property values are embarrassing and the neighborhoods gone to shit. Old houses are really interesting because there’s so much character and history but maintenance is a nightmare, especially if money’s tight. There’s rarely an easy fix because you find… Read more »

tannawings
Guest
tannawings

Hubby luckily is/was a carpenter and when he first started his business I worked along with him. We have the know how to do the work for the most part, its just getting older and him being ill sucks and of course the lack of funds. With us, so much has built up in the last few years with injuries and illnesses that it’s just a depressing mess.We have way too much to do and I hate pushing him for fear its too much for him to handle. I am not in as large of a town as yours but… Read more »

Rob Gorski
Admin

I just wanted to say really quick that you’re quite the inspiration and I truly mean that.. 🙂

tannawings
Guest
tannawings

I could tell you about my 100+ year old house and its about the same. Whats really sucking today is the woodburrner isnt drafting right. Replaced a pipe already, cleaned the creosote out, you name it, its been done and still getting smoke. The thing darn near killed us twice and its a good thing we are nightowls because last time was a smoke filled mess, The dog and one of the cats kept alerting something was happening, and darned if it didnt happen. The furnace isnt working right so the woodburner is a heat source. Our neighbors are really… Read more »

Rob Gorski
Admin

I used to run a contracting business that did work with Ryan Homes. We were in half a dozen allotments or more for almost a decade. We were involved in nearly every phase of construction and I swear, if I ever make it rich, I’m building. I’m grateful that we have a home but it’s such a pain in the ass. Property values are embarrassing and the neighborhoods gone to shit. Old houses are really interesting because there’s so much character and history but maintenance is a nightmare, especially if money’s tight. There’s rarely an easy fix because you find… Read more »

tannawings
Guest
tannawings

I could tell you about my 100+ year old house and its about the same. Whats really sucking today is the woodburrner isnt drafting right. Replaced a pipe already, cleaned the creosote out, you name it, its been done and still getting smoke. The thing darn near killed us twice and its a good thing we are nightowls because last time was a smoke filled mess, The dog and one of the cats kept alerting something was happening, and darned if it didnt happen. The furnace isnt working right so the woodburner is a heat source. Our neighbors are really… Read more »

Rob Gorski
Admin

I used to run a contracting business that did work with Ryan Homes. We were in half a dozen allotments or more for almost a decade. We were involved in nearly every phase of construction and I swear, if I ever make it rich, I’m building. I’m grateful that we have a home but it’s such a pain in the ass. Property values are embarrassing and the neighborhoods gone to shit. Old houses are really interesting because there’s so much character and history but maintenance is a nightmare, especially if money’s tight. There’s rarely an easy fix because you find… Read more »