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Monday, March 15, 2010

The joys of home ownership

I have been stalking this white hawt lithograph of frisky horses for a week and totally intended to out-bid all other bee-yatches who had even looked cross-eyed at it.

Until I was outside today and noticed that one corner of the upper patio has sunken into the earth about 4" more than the opposite corner. Exposing the dark underbelly of the house.

So now the concrete dude will get to bid on a lovely lithograph.

Note to Karly: Please bid on and win this so that I can at least visit it.

17 comments:

amy @ switz~art said...

shit. sorry to hear that raina...the joys of home ownership indeed.

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Doesn't that suck?

I was all set to buy a new car until the drunk upstairs tried to fix his toilet, broke his toilet, and slept through that toilet trying in vain to fill itself all night. My entire condo's floors were ruined. Insurance covered some, but not all of the damage.

I'm aiming to get the car by the end of the year.

susieq said...

Oh man. Totally sucks. We're getting a new roof, so I feel your pain.

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

It gives me a total case of the sads when your house sticks it to you... My house decided to have the hot water tank pop it's head loose last spring. Can anyone say wow? It's kind of wrong... but at least print off a tiny version to have visitation with. :s

David said...

What a great print, I love! I'd totally bid but I have a carpenter coming to bid drywall and new trim tomorrow night. And tomorrow day I have to call the electrician for an accompanying bid. Feeling your pain Miss.

Lady Ren said...

I love this print. It is fantastic. I like your taste and style.

Raina Cox said...

Lady Ren - Thanks so much and welcome to this deliciousness!

Debi said...

Oh - such a bummer. What does the house have against you - when you have spent so much time making it beautiful again. I tells ya...:)

nkp said...

I'm sorry, that totally sucks! Have you seen that commercial, I don't even recall what it's for, but the homeowners walk around their semi-crumbling homes, faces full of angst, lamenting repairs and wondering why their trusted abodes are sticking it to them? I kept seeing that commercial during the great flood of 2009 and wondering, why oh why are you do this to me, house? I feel your pain honey. Hope it's not a pricey repair and that it's covered by insurance.

Karly, get the print tout de suite. It's fabulous!

Designers' Brew said...

Wow that's gorgeous. Question for you: how on earth does one find great art on ebay, in amongst the sea of junk?

Lolo said...

I would be much more appreciative of owning my house if I could luck into an honest and competent contractor who charges an affordable rate.

Meantime, I wish you could own that litho!!

Jamie said...

I was going to ask the same thing as Designer's Brew. Can you give me a tutorial about how to find good/interesting art on Ebay?

Teri said...

Our houses can sense when we have extra money or plans to buy something extra, then they break. It is their ply to keep all our money for itself.

I am now perusing ebay prints. Of course, once the house and car gets a whiff of this- one of them will explode.

Ally @ FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Can I ever relate!!! It seems like I've been doing nothing but fixing things ever since we moved in. Well, to be more accurate, I've been doing nothing but writing checks to people who are fixing things. We just had a ton of concrete work done at our place too. I had no idea concrete was so freakin expensive. I hope yours won't be as painful.

karly / design-crisis.com said...

EEEK! I got there too late, but that was a good one, I'm sorry you're horse collection fantasies were averted by stupid patio trauma

Raina Cox said...

DB and Jamie - This find was pure luck, just one of the sellers I have bookmarked. I wish I had some tips for you both, but I think finding great art (cheap) on eBay is a very random thing.

Lolo - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

Teri - Girl, you're cracking me up.

erin@designcrisis said...

Nutz, that is lame-o. There's always something to fix at Casa Erin, so I feel your pain.