(Closed) I freaked out… at my wits end about house issues

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 3
45656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@globalmargaret:  That must be frustrating. Your SO is clearly a procrastinator. Sometimes that can be a good coping technique. Some problems actually do solve themselves if you wait long enough. But that’s not going to happen with the door or the floor.

I would give him a deadline and tell him if it’s not done by then, you’re going to hire someone to  do it.

He is wasting  a lot of money with all the heat leaving via the front door. The savings can pay for the contractor.


Post # 5
3248 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@globalmargaret:  Definitely sounds like it is time for a major talk and a deadline for fixing the water and leveling the house. It’s crazy to not have running water for 2 weeks when your SO’s laziness is the only reason for it. It’s a waste (and possibly unsafe depending on where you live) to have the door popping open randomly.

Wow I’m surprised you can stand living with him! Ugh. I would be freaking out too. Definitely time to let him know that if he doesn’t finish the projects by certain dates, you’ll be hiring someone.

I would say he needs to get the plumbing done by next Friday at the latest and if it’s not done by that afternoon, you’ll call someone the same day. But good luck getting a professional plumber to show up. . . they SUCK at following up with customers as a general rule, in my area anyway.

Post # 6
45656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 You are pregnant and soon will have a newborn in the house. If that isn’t enough to motivate him to get the work done, what else would it take?

Can he tell you how he plans to take care of the laundry that a baby generates without running water?

What about providing a comfortable temperature inthe house  for a new baby?

Honestly,if he thinks saving money is worth more than health and safety for his family, he needs his head examined.

Give him a deadline, then call someone in to do the work.

Post # 7
1281 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

OP I believe julies1949 said it best.


Post # 8
3028 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

@julies1949:  +1

OP, you deserve a medal. I would have lasted two minutes.

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