I know I'm lucky to have a roof over my head, food in the fridge, a warm bed, etc., but it's not feeling like such a holly jolly Christmas right now.
I hate, hate, hate, hate, HATE being a home-owner and this place will be the death of me, financially speaking.
The caved-in flat roof was bad. Then came the water damage, which was pretty aggravating. Incorrectly installed drywall throughout the whole second floor that started coming apart a couple months after we moved in? Yep, I've got that. A second and third roof leak that will necessitate an entire new roof and replacement of several now peeling and cracking plaster and lathe walls? Check. Tuck-pointing and concrete work that barely lasted a month and then crumbled away? Super. A cracked drain vent pipe is causing a nice leak in my second bedroom too and we've also got a nice leaking window upstairs.
Now what new joys await us on this glorious Christmas Eve?
A backed up main drain pipe, which is flooding sewage into my basement and keeping us from using our water.
Seriously, never buy a rehabbed home. Just don't do it. Learn from my mistake.