Thursday, September 20, 2007

Feet don't fail me now

I've been talking about my house sale, so I thought I'd fill you in on the LAST stumbling block-- the whole house inspection the buyer wanted. Not so great. Not terrible, but the inspector did find some water damage that I wasn't aware of. Some exterior door jams were never caulked properly, so they've started to rot on the bottom. They're painted and you can't tell that unless you start poking around. I don't HAVE to make the repairs. I could refuse and then the ball is in the buyer's court. This is a real problem, however, that I didn't know about, and the buyer couldn't have reasonably noticed when he looked at the house. Do I want to spend another $1,000 to make all the necessary repairs? No, sir. Will I? Yeah. At this point I just want it to be over. It's stressing.

You know how running is my stress reliever? The way I (temporarily) stave off the need for medication or therapy? Well, I have an inflamed Achilles tendon right now and even an easy run is painful. Oh, feet, you fail me now? So what's a boy to do but get a fabulous pedicure instead. Works almost as well. So that's what I did yesterday, and guys, save for the tendinitis, my feet are fabulous right now. Shavonda (aka my new queen) was brutal on my callouses, but my feet are now so soft and my nails so sparkling that I wanna titty fuck you with them. Hey, I gotta be honest.

9 comments:

freakgirl said...

$1000 for the doors? How bad is it? You can't plane them down and touch up the paint?

Michael said...

I know. It's the jams on FIVE doors. They weren't caulked on the bottom so they started to rot down there. The jams need to be replaced. AND apparently on one of the doors water got under to the subfloor in my bedroom (?) and a 2x4 section of subfloor needs to be taken up and replaced. Ergo $1000. Sucks. But what am I gonna do? My realtor is also a contractor and he's offered to do the work at a discount just to get things done quickly so it may not cost me quite that much. It's HORRIBLE around here to get this type of work done expediently, so I'll probably just have him do it. He's got the incentive of his commission spurring him on.

freakgirl said...

Oy. Sorry.

At least you have a motivated contractor.

The Other Andrew said...

I was expecting comments about shrimping, and here you grown up folks are talking about house repairs...

Michael said...

I was waiting for you, doll. Even though my feet are redolent of Aveda, I don't think Freakgirl wants some homo's foot twixt the girls(and just between you and me, that rack might call for both feet).

The Other Andrew said...

Zing!

freakgirl said...

HEY!

Beau RN said...

Could you forget about the repairs yourself and just knock a $1000 off the selling price? Not sure if that is a financial win for you but it sure as hell beats the hassle of trying to get it fixed. Let the buyer have them fixed to their satisfaction.

Michael said...

I know. I suggested that to my realtor, but he thought we should go ahead and make the fixes, as the buyer requested. Of course, now that you mention it, this way the realtor gets more commission AND I pay him to make the fix. (!) It's what the buyer wanted, though, and what I want is for this to be OVER.

Welcome back, Beau!!!! Can't wait to read about the Big Gay Cruise.