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May 28, 2010
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Last night J.D. and I went to view a duplex for sale. It’s been sitting on the market for almost THREE weeks. I know. What the hell is wrong with it? Dead bodies in the basement, likely. And definitely overpriced, especially if we have to remove the bodies ourselves.

We didn’t find the bodies but we did find the DANGER ASBESTOS DO NOT DISTURB sticker on the furnace. The furnace that blows air all over the house. We also found the copy of past monthly oil bills, some in the range of, oh, SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS. Maybe the furnace uses more oil when there’s dead bodies stuffed inside it.

The rest of the house was disappointing – the parts that we could see. The parts that weren’t buried under random piles of crap. No, no. Don’t bother to stage the place. Just leave your dirty underpants where they are. We can use our imaginations to picture what it would be like to pay way too much for your house.

Okay. Done whining. Let’s look at feet!

And little boys on bicycles!

And now we’ll get some perspective by imagining life on a sidewalk.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Christine permalink
    May 28, 2010 2:54 pm

    Hi!
    First of all, you are way braver than me (and I totally mean that as a compliment) I still make my son ride around on his tricycle and all his other friends have a two wheeler with training wheels (well OK his one friend).

    Second, your feet picture reminded me of the new shoes we had to buy Sebastian this week because he grew out of his other new pair we got at Easter!

    I still love seeing your posts and look weekly to see how you and your family are doing. Let me know if you ever take a road trip through Ft Nelson rather than flying over us 😛

    • Claire permalink*
      May 28, 2010 6:28 pm

      thanks for stalking me Christine. I’m honored!

  2. Theresa permalink
    May 28, 2010 4:06 pm

    Ok, Claire, I have to officially say how sorry I feel for you guys. That just SUCKS! Maybe it is time to move to Edmonton. I am promising (without talking to him first) that Jordan will find you a job. :o) Maybe we could even start that commune. With sympathy, Theresa

    • Claire permalink*
      May 28, 2010 6:29 pm

      Your offer is appealing Theresa. Make it again in November when we’re living in a hostel on the wrong side of town.

  3. Davida permalink
    May 28, 2010 9:25 pm

    Where was the duplex Claire? Sounds like a Takhini one…..

    You should call Evergreen Homes, and see if they will sell you the condo next door to ours! The company just bought that one and is renting it out…I am sure they would sell it! =)

    That is the one thing with those Takhini ones, being built during Army times means asbestos! Ugh!

    Hope all is well! And even though we don’t see you often, you can’t move to Edmonton, Lachlan still asks me, “where’s Dames?”….

  4. Jaelyn permalink
    May 29, 2010 8:16 am

    Keep your chin up – the perfect house is waiting for you!

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