What is Your Major Crisis in the House?

Hong Kong
June 8, 2008 9:17pm CST
Mom woke me up this morning at 4am only to find that our whole house was "flooded" - there is a leakage in the water pipes. Since we live in government apartment, I had to struggle with the government department to get it fixed (it was definitely a hassle and it got me in a really bad mood). After a millions of calls and going back and forth, I finally got them to "look" at the problem. Then they said that they are not using the "steel" pipes anymore and they will change everything to copper pipes, BUT, then we have to clear out all the two rooms (including disembling our beds and stuff) for them to work on. Trust me, if I were not at work, I would probably yell at them and blow someone's head off! Now I have to spend my weekend having a leaking pipe and do my clearance so that that stupid pipe can get changed on the 13th! OMG! What did I get myself into? So, now I wonder, what's your major crisis in your house? If you don't have any, please accept my heart-felt congratulations. (written back in early May...)
2 responses
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Our major crisis this week is earthquakes. We are lucky and have not suffered the damage and disaster of other people we read about in the news, but the quakes are scary just the same and I am actually still a little sore from the the one we had 2 days ago. I was sitting at the computer and had to catch the monitor to keep it from falling, and you know how it is when you tense up and move too fast at the same time. I had quite forgotten about it until reading your other discussion, about the sore back. One can get whiplash from these quakes. We felt 3 in the last 2 days, but I guess we slept through a few of them. Yes, once our downstairs neighbor decided the drain pipe from our roof was "unsightly" and secretly hired someone to poor cement in it. Needless to say at the first rain, our condo was flooded. She would have had a hot summer if we had done the same thing to the rusted out compressor for her air conditioning, huh? But we are not that kind of people.
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• Hong Kong
9 Jun 08
Earthquakes! I am sure it would be freaky! After reading all the news about the earthquakes in Sichuan, I don't even want to think about the term. But I am glad that you are safe and sound!
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 08
Hello wondericequeen, I am pretty sad that you had to deal with this. I don't have any major crisis at home right now. Oh, thanks for the congratulations! I understand very well how difficult it will be when you have to deal with the government department. I think it is the same here. I don't like to deal with them either. Very slow action and very very .... Yes, I am just lucky enough not to have to deal with them at the moment.
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• Hong Kong
9 Jun 08
Hope you don't have to deal with that forever! It's not fun! May was one of the worst months for me, and I am so glad that it's all over with. June seems better for me, at least I could get back here.