Nothing Has Changed

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
August 25, 2015 10:11am CST
Way back in mid 2011 I banned my MIL from entering our home (at least, whilst I'm here, she can please herself when I'm at Mum's house) so only the FIL comes round if anything needs doing, although my MIL did help him out a while back, decorating my bedroom. Mum had donated some money for both me and John (long story) to do what we wanted with it. With mine I had a good time spending it on updating the bedroom as it really needed doing. The in-laws (on the whole) have done a good job but I suspect it was the MIL who has done a dodgy paint job around the doorframe but that's by the by. Everything else is perfect. So, last night my FIL came round to take a look at the kitchen as the wooden slat underneath the fitted oven was looking a bit ill. He took it out and he reckons he can get it replaced; no problem. He is good with anything wooden so I trust him with it. The bathroom proved to be another story, however. I was down here in the living-room colouring (as it calms me down) whilst the FIL and John took a look at a couple of problems in the bathroom. The first is the handle on the window. Basically, it's stuck so no-one can open it. The other problem is the mad extractor fan that makes such a racket now that something needs to be done about it. By the time my FIL had gone home he'd:- 1) Made sure the extractor fan doesn't work at all now and 2) Broke the glass light fitting. This happened between him and John, actually as it had something to do with the dodgy electrics in this house..but it's broken and I now have a bare bulb staring at me whenever I go in there. My FIL reckons the window opens 'no problem.' I beg to disagree as John showed me how to open it and it wasn't straightforward by any means. The window opens inwards, you see and if the handle is stiff, well, that's it. I told John that 'my patience is starting to wear thin now' as he could force the window open whereas I could not, as I am not as strong as him and refuse to mess about with this dodgy handle as I know it will break eventually. My FIL is coming back again later as 1) he forgot to take his bit of wood away with him last night and 2) he reckons a bit of WD40 oil will get the handle functioning properly. Yeh, right. It's not fair that he's having a brand new set of patio doors installed and he's now haggling with us over the handle on the window. Between them they just won't furnish me with a new window, it's so obvious! So now I'm back to finding myself a job because I will be in a box by the time a new bathroom is fitted..oh, and I'm not getting the FIL in to do it either. He's already admitted he's 'no electrician' well, he's 'no plumber' either! Stick to carpentry for crying out loud!
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• China
10 Sep 15
You need to get them to sort out all the problems,because you do more opening and shutting things than others .
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
13 Sep 15
The handle on the window has been oiled so it now moves more freely, therefore I can now open the window itself without any problems. Why the FIL kept insisting (for months) that the window had something drastic wrong with it, I don't know. However, it might have something to do with the fact that I told John, 'I think we need a new window' that may have moved things along somewhat!
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• China
14 Sep 15
@Janey1966 That is to say ,you have to make do with the present window .It is seems that you have just been back from your Mum's.How are your parents ?
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
14 Sep 15
@changjiangzhibin89 Yes, I am back from my parents and they are both fine, thanks for asking. Mum needs to sort out her insomnia though, it's getting out of hand!
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