Wednesday, 12 September 2012

When it rains it pours

If you’ve read my last blog, Repo NONO!!! You’ll know that we had a rough time getting our house. It was a fight, a stress and an irritation, but we’ve moved in and well…..

The previous occupants left with a number of fixtures from the property, the built in braai, which now is a smoke signal box, the curtain rails, the control box for the electric fencing etc. This makes life slightly unpleasant but we can still live here.

The next couple of things wasn’t so nice, we tried to self install the DSTV dish, and well it’s still not working, we are awaiting a technician to install it at R 550 per hour…. The internet connection went from great coverage to poor and we had to have a booster Antenna installed – another R 500+. It gets worse, we went to open an electricity account and were kindly told that we could not do so till we received a electrical certificate of compliance, something that in a usual case of buy and sell a house, the seller would have to supply, the bank does not… Meaning we had +-R 6000 worth of electrical work that needed to be done so that we could then pay for the certificate at R 700, and could then only open an account, which also requires a R 3500 deposit. Our oven trips the electricity as well…

As if all of this isn’t enough, we had a wonderful feature added to our home on our one week anniversary. An indoor waterfall, through our bedroom ceiling… Yes the geyser burst.

Will it all come right? Will our bank balances survive? I sure hope so, I’m just dreading the next issue.

Cheers vir Eers

- Toppie se Vrou

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