Thursday, January 17, 2013

my cracks are showing

Look, I'm not going to lie to you, I'm feeling pretty whiney today. So either put on your pissy hat and join me in my whines or click over to a pretty lifestyle blogger's site. I'll only judge you a little for leaving.

We own our house, which yay for homeownership! If I believe the commercial I saw last night, owning my home is giving my kids positive self esteem, though I'm struggling to see how the two things are related.

But also, ugh, homeownership, you suck! You seem so awesome giving me the option to paint walls whatever color I want and being able to hang pictures however I want, but then stuff like this happens and I'm left scratching my head.
Yeah, houses settle and cracks happen but this house was built two years ago, shouldn't the settling have happened by now? Should random cracks still be appearing? Do I need to do something besides spackle that and paint over it?

Also, can we talk about the fact that I've been waiting over three hours for a repair guy who called and said he was 20 minutes away? And when I call him back he doesn't answer? My whole day has been spent waiting for him. I understand that a prior appointment could run long, but how about you don't call and say you're on your way until you're actually on your way? So many errands could have been run in those three hours. I could have gone for a run! I haven't even showered yet because I didn't want to miss his arrival. Repair Man, I smell because of you! When I crack tonight it will all be on your head Repair Man!

Am I the only one that looks at their life and thinks "Holy crap, when did I become the adult in charge of all of this? Why wasn't I handed an instruction manuel?" Please say I'm not.


  1. I have those cracks too, although my house is almost 100 years old. I choose to ignore them because they terrify me.
    Also, waiting for repair people is my number one most hated thing to do in the entire universe. I feel your pain. SERIOUSLY IT'S AWFUL.

  2. At two years,settling is just starting. There are decades of settling cracks to come as your house and the earth move.

  3. You are *so* not the only one who feels that way.

  4. I'm often shocked by the fact that I am an adult and responsible for things.

    My house is about 60 years old and there are cracks all over the place. We've only lived there for five though and every now and then I notice a new one. I've found it's been the least of our problems with home ownership though!

  5. Our house is a year and a half old, and the cracks are still happening. After a year, the builder came in and patched and painted everything, but told us to expect more to appear. They they gave us a reminder that our warranty is UP, and SEE YA, SUCKAS!

  6. 2 years, ha! They'll keep happening, sorry. Mine is 36 years old and there are crack, and we just had them repaired and they cracked again! grrrr! And on a door jamb like that, it's common. sorry. Spackle paint, lather rinse repeat, it'll happen again. You can get flexible spackle, but it'll likely do it again. Also when you're proficient at doing yours, wanna come and do mine?

  7. Well, would it make you feel better if I told you my ceramic tile has a crack line running through about 8 tiles? Yeah...know the feeling!

  8. "Holy crap, when did I become the adult in charge of all of this?" YES! I think this all the time! Almost made me snort-laugh coffee on my desk at work.

    I've patched cracks like that with spackle and had them reappear... I've heard paintable caulk works better. Cable guys are the worst, but repairman are close!

  9. We own our house, too, and can I just admit right here: I'm really not a fan of home ownership. I think I'm meant to be a (financially immature) renter because I care not one whit about taking care of our house.

    Also: I'm whine-y today, too. YAY!