While our little yellow house looks rather cute from the outside, with its cheery walls and two tone red roof (the painters ran out of one colour and just started again with another), inside… well, the running joke between the husband and I is to ask “what will fall apart this week???”
This is the house that could(n’t).
Couldn’t have everything in working condition. Could not go a week without something falling apart.
While I’m rather fond of the little yellow house that could(n’t), it will be a relief to move back to Sydney where house repairs happen on a semi regular basis.
The little house that could(n’t) contains:
- One slightly leaking roof, particularly in the master bedroom
- No water pressure.
- A temperamental water heater that must be turned on at least 20 minutes before you need said hot water, so that it can heat and then rest. As pipes cannot be expected to turn on immediately, can they?
- A shower that uses town water which makes me super itchy, because there is so much salt and lime in the water supply.
- Electricity that can’t handle more than one appliance turned on at the same time, if you want your lights to work.
- Approximately 15 geckos.
- A broken light switch in the laundry.
- A washing machine that leaks water all over the laundry floor and periodically gives you a nice little electric shock.
- A fridge that has two settings – freezing cold and super cold, so that everything is kept slightly icy. Both fridge and freezer need defrosting every few weeks.
- A stove top that has two settings – Hot and HOT HOT. So that most things end up slightly burnt is not monitored extremely closely.
It keeps life interesting. And a roof over our heads.