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The short of it.

queenofthe1ring (768698) writes | more than 6 years ago

User Journal 12

If life had an undo button, I'd be control-z'ing the shit out of it right now.

If life had an undo button, I'd be control-z'ing the shit out of it right now.

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yikes... (1)

tuxette (731067) | more than 6 years ago | (#24134361)

Are things really so bad? Sorry to hear :-/

Re:yikes... (1)

queenofthe1ring (768698) | more than 6 years ago | (#24135013)

I don't know. Maybe they aren't. I'm super stressed out and hormonal and shit, so maybe I am over-reacting.

The house-buying experience is/was nothing like what I expected. And I'm really unhappy about it right now.

The house is so dirty. Like "I can't believe you fed your grandchildren food made in this kitchen" dirty. Like they made it dirtier in the process of moving out and then said "well, we don't have to live here anymore so who cares" dirty. And I have to have it livable clean before Saturday. Plus all the boxes packed and ready to go.

And our lease isn't up for another month almost. Which is sad.

Sorry for dumping.

Thanks for being a friend tuxette. I'm not sure I've ever really said that.

Re:yikes... (1)

johndiii (229824) | more than 6 years ago | (#24135795)

It's hardly surprising that you're stressed out, given what you've described of the experience. Hormonal or not, you are who you are.

Your house-buying experience wasn't anything like what I remember. Of course, we did not rush it, we knew and agreed on what we wanted in a house, and (at least in the early part of the marriage) were good at making consensus decisions.

I see a real imbalance between what is expected of you, and what you are entitled to expect. That is an issue that needs to be addressed, sooner or later. And not by you accommodating what everyone else expects - that will only lead to a worse crisis later.

Feel free to email. I'd be glad to listen, or to talk about this stuff in detail.

Re:yikes... (1)

ces (119879) | more than 6 years ago | (#24135873)

Well I hope things get better.

As for the house you might be able to find a service to clean it for you, though that might not be possible on such short notice. The other idea is to find friends/family/etc. who might be willing to clean your place in exchange for $$.

Re:yikes... (1)

queenofthe1ring (768698) | more than 6 years ago | (#24152947)

We were able to get the carpets cleaned yesterday afternoon, which took a huge weight off of my shoulders. His mom's little steam vac was not working well enough for me. Husband actually helped a lot last night, which I am very grateful for. Fortunately/unfortunately, my parents will be here in a couple of hours (which is sooner than we were expecting them to come), so maybe they can help me with a few things regarding the cleaning.

I still would feel better having more time. But it might be able to get there today.

Re:yikes... (1)

nizo (81281) | more than 6 years ago | (#24138677)

House buying is always stressful (especially the first time). They should have left the house at least reasonably clean (in fact, it may even have been part of the contract) but then again I don't think I have ever moved into anyplace that was spotless...

Deep breaths, try not to punch the hubby, and hope you are moved in and enjoying the house soon :-)

Re:yikes... (1)

queenofthe1ring (768698) | more than 6 years ago | (#24153113)

I don't think there was anything in the contract regarding the cleanliness of the place. But most of the rooms you could tell they hadn't even bothered to vacuum after they got their crap out. All of the linoleum has dirty foot prints everywhere. These things to me are just like basic cleaning and the fact that it had not been done was an affront. Plus, they didn't fix some of the things that they said that they would, but I'm not sure we can do anything about it now, since we signed the contract already. Still need to contact the realtor about it. Pretty offensive.

Well, husband helped a lot last night (and finally relented and let me get the carpets professionally cleaned yesterday afternoon). So I guess I don't have to punch him (for now). ;-) I also told him he can get the gas line to the kitchen installed that he really wants. Getting the carpets done is making everything else a lot easier. I had been trying to do them with his mom's little steam vac, which was not working at all.

Blah, spending all this money is making me queasy.

Re:yikes... (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 6 years ago | (#24152873)

Like they made it dirtier in the process of moving out and then said "well, we don't have to live here anymore so who cares" dirty.

That, unfortunately, happens. Our first house was fairly clean, IIRC. Our second house was brand-new. :) But I've heard horror stories, yes.

I'm sorry it's been not fun and stressful for you. :(

Re:yikes... (1)

tuxette (731067) | more than 6 years ago | (#24261651)

Well, I'd be really pissed off too if I took over a dirty house. Actually, boyfriend of tuxette and I were rather unamused with the state of our shoebox when we moved into it. We literally spent a few days scrubbing the smoke smell out of the ceiling, walls, etc.

Thanks for being a friend tuxette. I'm not sure I've ever really said that.

Thanks :-D

Bummer... (1)

Naqamel (1138771) | more than 6 years ago | (#24134789)

Sorry to hear things are going poorly.

Signed,
-- The Poster Formerly Known as RailGunner

Re:Bummer... (1)

queenofthe1ring (768698) | more than 6 years ago | (#24135685)

Thanks for the sympathy I guess. The "hard part" of the house buying seems to be never-ending.

I was wondering who you were when your name popped up in my inbox. Friended.

That's too bad. :^( (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 6 years ago | (#24236453)

Sorry to hear that things are rough right now. Super lame of them to leave the house a mess. >^(

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