Bad Mama


Renting is smart
January 28, 2007, 10:15 pm
Filed under: Home Sweet Home

Someone asked a while ago about the stuff that was wrong with my house. If I were to list them all, this would become a house blog. Instead, I’ll give you an example of the former owner’s handiwork. We call the style “Cheapest is Good Enough”.

This looks like a normal heat vent, right? It’s under the bathroom vanity. Nothing funny about it, except we wondered why everything we put in the vanity got warm in the winter. So last week, I took out a drawer to take a look. Maybe the duct needs a little more insulation or something…

Or, I don’t know, HOW ABOUT ANY DUCT AT ALL.

That’s right, it’s a big hole in the wall, underneath the vanity. For the heat. Why bother with ductwork, when you can’t see it anyway?

Seriously, this isn’t surprising after the rest of the stuff we’ve found, including screwed up attic insulation, live bare wires hanging out of the wall, and a bathroom wall that doesn’t reach all the way to the ceiling or even to the other wall. It’s called charm, by the way.

Rent. That’s my advice to you. Just rent.

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Considering the range of landlords I have had, and the quality of properties that they’ve run, I feel a growing urge to own.

(the current crew is not bad.)

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