PG&E came over to our house Saturday afternoon and after much poking around with a noisy yellow stick instrument, he discovered our gas leak was thanks to… our dryer.
The good news is, all he had to do was disconnect our dryer and the gas leak went away. The bad news is we have to get a new dryer thus adding an unexpected expense for my grandparents. My grandparents, in addition to giving us free rent, have pretty much been paying for all the home maintenance and replacements of major appliances, because they write it off as tax deductible. While most of you are like, “DUDE THAT’S GREAT!” I look at this having to replace the dryer as something that might take away from a much more needed expense, such as replacing the floor or redoing the tiling in the kitchen & bathroom. Not to mention my grandpa wants to get a new dryer AND washer. I just hope I can be pleasantly surprised.
Here is a list of things we have going on:
In the bedroom, we need
In the bathroom,
In the kitchen,
In the living room,
I’m sure there’s a lot more that I couldn’t think of, but that list is just to give you an idea of what I have to do. See, my grandparents are not big on home improvement until it becomes a serious issue. Since they’ve had sloppy tenants for 10+ years, they never felt the need to make that much effort with fixing this place up. Needless to say almost everything that needs to be done is considered a hazard at this point. I only hope I can get the major stuff done by the end of the month!
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