So...last month...a lovely *ahem* event happened in our life.
Apparently, we finally had some real interest in our home that we're selling. Not the "will you carry a contract?" Or, "are you willing to rent?" Or, "are you willing to rent to own?" But an actual real buyer.
Unfortunately, this is where crap happened.
Crap called: frozen pipes.
Crap called: broken pipes...ice in the bathtub... Oh, and ice on the upper walls in the master bedroom.
Yeah. Ice on the upper walls in the master bedroom.
To make things worse...insurance isn't touching it...not a bit.
We'll leave that be for now. No use going over that story again.
So, what's up with the water?
That would be...well...I did what I was supposed to. I called the city to have it turned off. Whenever I'd bring up winterizing to Doug, he'd say we don't need to, there's no water. After a bit, I thought it best to not keep asking...and, it did make sense. I mean, whatever water was in the pipes would be gone because people coming through would turn on taps, flush toilets, even after being told there wasn't water, right? Habit...you check these things...
Ice up on the top of a few walls?
Ah, once again...we did what we were supposed to do. The wind in that town is amazing. So there were some shingles that were blown away. That happens. The person that was supposed to take care of replacing them told Doug that it had been taken care of.
Teach us to believe someone.
So, the moisture had gotten in via the exposed roof (that was supposed to be taken care of).
It's okay to sigh with me.
Now, about that water in the pipes.
Turns out, the person that the city told to turn off the water never got around to taking care of it.
Isn't that just peachy.
So, now we sit with frustration and frustration and frustration. A bunch of "should we...?" or "should we...?"
A plus in our favor is that the temperatures in that town are very very low. So our real estate agent was able to get rid of ice before it melted. Well, not the tub...that was inches of ice...that's okay to melt on it's own.
Hopefully, someone wants it "as is" from some very motivated (re: just buy the stinkin' thing already, no offer will be offensive) sellers...we'll see what happens. But that's where things sit now. A condensed version of what's been going on with our home away from here...it could have been a lot worse...but had people done what they were supposed to do, it could have been a lot better...