Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Money Pit




      Frantically I dash from one end of the house to the other placing assorted pots, pans, and buckets. 


      Outside the rain pisses down.  Inside persistent dripping taunts and my tears roll quickly in silent desperation.  Damn roof!  Damn house!  Damn weather forecast!

   


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  1. I've been feeling just like this lately, Kathy! Makes me want to go live in a tent.

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    1. kymm, ha ha ha you could still have leaks in a tent, but I know what you mean! Thank you so much for stopping in and for your kind comments! ♥

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  2. UGH! When it rains it pours, doesn't it?

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    1. Cathy, unfortunately yes. It surely does! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  3. Ahh so much water everywhere eh?

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    1. Nabanita, yep. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  4. Absolutely love the expression. Havoc plated by water!

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    1. vishalbheeroo, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  5. I love "the rain pisses down" it sure does, doesn't it!

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    1. Jen, LOL it sure does! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  6. That happened to my mom last year after heavy snow and a rapid thaw! Needless to say she got that part of the roof replaced.

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    1. JoJo, sounds like she really needed to. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  7. Great writing Kathy! I went through this a couple times, having to place newspapers on the floor with buckets and anything I could find to catch the water. You captured the accurate emotions of frustrations very nicely.

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    1. Michelle, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  8. Great kinetic language. This piece really cracks with energy.

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    1. jedwardbenoit, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  9. lol time to "accidently" burn the house down and get the insurance money

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    1. Pat, I think so! LOL Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  10. Ha! "Damn the weather forecast" made me smile :)

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    1. taleoftwotomatoes, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Crystal, that is what I was going for! Thanks for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    2. Anytime! (Well, anytime that I'm actually online. I'll be taking a break for the holidays. Will you?)

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    3. Crystal, my husband is coming home for the long Thanksgiving weekend and my kids will be home...so I think a break is in order. He hasn't been home since Halloween weekend...so I am ready to see him again! Besides...my brain is already on holiday. I don't seem to have any words this week...so instead of forcing the issue I believe I will just sit it out.

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    1. Laurel, I am pleased you liked it. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  13. I can feel her frustration building with every word!

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    1. TMW, I am pleased I was able to convey the frustration for you! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  14. Oh, that would be frustrating! Thank goodness I haven't had that experience (knock on wood) but some of that has gone on at the office building I work in.

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    1. jannatwrites, I have had about everything else go wrong with the house while my husband has been conveniently on the road, but never the roof leaking. It was in our contract that the roof would be replaced when we signed on and it has been...so that is one thing we don't have to worry about. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  15. Aah! Some days are like that!! So frustrating!!

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    1. Shilpa, I hate those frustrating days! I am so pleased you liked my story. Thank you for stopping by and for the kind comments! ♥

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  16. Ha! This is brilliant. Love "rain pisses down"

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    1. Jasbir, LOL I am so pleased you liked it! Rain always seems to piss down here so I thought it would be a great line. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  17. ohh that must be so frustrating!! Better get that roof fixed.

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    1. Rajlakshmi, I am sure it would be. Just glad I have never had to deal with that problem. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  18. although I am still wondering about the Title of the post.

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    1. Rajlakshmi, I was referring to the fact that usually as houses and anything grows older more things go on. With that, you need repairs which cost lots of money. Therefore the Money Pit. You just keep throwing money at it and trying to fix everything and then something else goes wrong. I struggle with titles. :P Thanks so much for stopping in and for your comments. I hope I have explained my reasoning adequately! ♥

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  19. That would be so frustrating!!
    Has it started snowing there yet? :D

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    1. pixie, it has snowed a little BUT it was 51 degrees and rainy today so any form of snow we had is now gone. Thanks so much for stopping in and for your sweet comments! So glad you liked it. ♥

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  20. Oh my! That would be quite the dilemma in a wet climate! ;) <3

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    1. Elly, it sure would! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  21. Of all of the places I've ever lived I never had to deal with a leaky roof! Great micro, aaaannnd.. I'm baaackkk! :D

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    1. Mimi, fortunately I haven't ever had to deal with that either. I just have a good imagination. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments. I am so pleased you liked it! ♥

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  22. We've been getting rain up here, too. Problem is that it sticks to the road and sidewalks. I hit an icy patch last night; endedup flat on my back. Oh, the pain and indignity of it all! So, I feel some of your pain.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Rob-bear, Oh no. I hope you are OK. We have been getting rain this weekend, but it has warmed considerably. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  23. Ha ha! Bought back my childhood holiday memories ...... of summer spent in my ancestral home tht was opened up only during holidays. But as a child it used to be so much fun.. pattering around with vessels as rain poured down!

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    1. Mina, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  24. Leaking homes are tough...
    We just have two hands to manage!!!

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    1. Anita, exactly! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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