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My life this month

Discussion in 'Adults Only' started by 867k, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. 867k

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    My wife and I left BC in 2015 because of the economic downturn. Unable to sell our property without losing 10s of thousands of dollars, we rented it out.

    So earlier this month I packed up our house in Whitehorse, loaded it in a 26' u-haul with a car hauler and made the 1500km drive south. The wife was supposed to take a trailer with the snow machine, but she didn't feel comfortable, so it was left behind. I'll load it with the tractor when I make the move.

    Left Whitehorse in - 36°C temperature, roads and everything were decent. Wildlife was minimal, but the headlights on that u-haul were terrible! I was over driving the lights at 70km/h. Which is impossible for me to drive that slow ..
    It was around pink mountain that I heard the familiar sound of a tire pop. ~300km from home, with one remaining dually, I kept on with no other problems.

    Got home and had the truck unloaded in record time with the help of friends. With the exception of the sxs, as I forgot to bring ramps. But a hard packed snowbank did the trick.

    Our house on the other hand was a disaster. Besides the full bedroom set and miscellaneous stuff scattered throughout, more than half the appliances didn't function properly, or work at all. Toilets, furnace, dishwasher, washing machine, bathtub was cracked, electrical plug had caught fire at some point. Which I unplugged, only to find out later it was a space heater in the well house, which we specifically said not to do. Dead mice floating in the well.... Which has now froze because I unplugged the heater and failed to check the well house that night.
    So there goes $500 down the drain to buy a new water pump. And a day to install.

    At - 46°C temperature....

    U-haul did sent someone to fix my tire at least. However it took all day because when he went to reel out his air hose, it snapped clean in half lol. Poor bastard was having as much fun as I was changing my pump.

    Anyways, we've managed to mitigate most of the issues for now. Enough so that I was comfortable leaving the wife and heading back to Whitehorse.

    So basically as soon as I was back at work, after having put on more than 3000km, I was flown to Vancouver to pick up a new vehicle and drive it back to Whitehorse. I was up at 5am to catch my flight and made it to bed with my wife at 2:30am. Spent the day withe wifey, did a couple chores around the house, slept, and continued on.

    During that 1500km stretch, I saw 4 highway trucks in the ditch and 1 on its side. Heavy snow fall, limited visibility, it was a sketchy drive at best.

    Now here I am, smoking a joint, procrastinating. I hate painting.




    tl;dr - I've driven more than 7000km this month alone. The person we had renting was a shitty tenant and I'm perpetually tired.


    tl;dr - tl;dr - life.
     
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  2. Squire72

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    Ouch. That’s a beast of a story - hopefully everything cleans up reasonably well so home can feel like home again
     
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    Jesus, I couldn't even imagine.

    I hope you at least enjoyed that joint.
     
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    Tenants are the worst sometime. I have been lucky enough, no serious damage, one bipolar girl who went off her meds (needed to call EMS and Cops on), some messy people, and a 27 y/o clueless teen girl.
     
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    I hope you are able to sort things out soon. I did the drive from Alberta to Ontario but we did the Uhaul Pod thing. pod was long delayed and dropped at the uhaul depot, not our house. We got a mover (3 guys and a truck) who transported it to the house in the 2 hours minimum
     
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    It was a shit show for sure.

    We replaced the thermostat which fixed the furnace issue.
    Cleaned the pipes with CLR, replaced the aerators in the faucets. Little more flow now.
    The well house I will tear down and rebuild this summer.
    The washing machine I have not had time to check and the toilets still take hours to refill.
    And all his shit is still outside, a month and a half later....

    I'm still in Whitehorse until the beginning of April, waiting for my house to sell. Because after that experience, I am not willing to rent again.
     

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