Homeownership Blues

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I always knew there would come a day when I would write a post like this but I definitely didn't expect to be writing it only three months after purchasing our house.

We got some super awesome news today... and by super awesome I mean super awful...

We need to replace our entire heating system.

Anyone have an extra $5,000-$10,000 laying around they can spare? No? Ugh, didn't think so.

Sad kitty.

What's worse is that apparently, the system has been pretty much shot since before we bought the house and our ridiculous home inspector didn't catch it.

Well, that's technically a lie. The system does work and we could totally use it, so long as we are okay with the dozens of holes in the pipes leaking high levels of carbon monoxide into our basement.

Since we're not looking to gamble our lives anytime soon, we are keeping it shut down until it's replaced.

What I don't understand is how this even happened. On our inspection report, the most negative thing the inspectors wrote was that the system was "dirty" and needed to be cleaned. They failed to make a note about the gaping holes and potentially fatal hazards that came along with the dirt. Nothing was said at all.

What's even more ridiculous is that we didn't notice the problems. We knew and could obviously see that the system was old but how we missed this, I have no idea.

With cooler temperatures quickly approaching, we are running out of time and it looks like we are going to have to fork over the cash to get a new boiler pretty soon.

That being said, I hope everyone's okay with only getting lollipops for Christmas this year because our wallets are in for a bruising...


  1. That is so unfortunate. I wonder if there's something you can do from the inspector missing such a vital piece of information. Look into a contractor who will offer you a super great financing offer! Really sorry love.

    1. Thanks, Chanel! Yea, it's beena total bummer but we are working with the inspector now actually to see if they can assist us with some of the cost. Fingers crossed they help us out!

  2. :( That's what scares me about homeownership. Best of luck to you! It will all work out!

    1. Thank you so much! It's definitely a nightmare to know stuff like this can happen. Fortunately, we are starting to work through it and found a great company to help us out with the repairs. One step at a time...