Friday, January 02, 2015

Rocky Beginnings

I decided towards the end of last year that I would start blogging again. Then, I thought why not just start on Jan 1st. I planned this nice introspective post about new beginnings and making decisions to change our lives for the better.

And, then...

While eating breakfast, we heard a loud crash. This is what we found.


Yep, a portion of the ceiling collapsed onto the floor because of a water leak. Also, there is mold. Great way to start off the year.

Since it was new year's day, I knew there was no way that we could get anything done to fix this. So, we just put a trash can under the leak and swept the trash into that pile up there and moved on with our day. We left the pile because we want to make sure the maintenance people see it.

The kids and I decided to go swimming. When we returned to our house, we noticed this.




This house is super raggedy. We live on a compound of 100 houses that are exactly the same. Some are more raggedy than others because some of us live at the bottom of the hill. Supposedly, there was a landslide here a while ago and the earth is still slowly shifting which created problems with the foundation, blah, blah, blah. We were supposed to move to a different house in October but that didn't happen. So now, we are in this house with 50,000 cracks in the walls and foundation, a couple leaks, a broken front door, 2 unusable air conditioners (each room has it's own a/c units), and other little issues. 

Argh...

I'll be back another day with a more upbeat post but I'm back to stay.