I bought the house we’ve been in for 10months because I love old houses. In the past I like to feel if the house ‘feels’ like home before I buy it. This one I bought too spontaneously because of its character, block size and location. Since I’ve moved in I am not kidding it’s now up to 15 things that have needed to be repaired. I’m also talking about brand new appliances that I had to replace or I bought just completely stopped working. I understand you have a run of things going wrong but this is ridiculous. I feel like either the house is or I’m cursed. Only because the amount of other bad luck I’ve had over the last 6 years as well is just ridiculous. I’m sick and tired of being the one who’s constantly fixing things, sorting out life’s crap while friends just go off on holidays to relax and have normal kids who just play sports and don’t have millions of therapy sessions. Arghhh! I’m in a bad mood this morning and yes, I’m bitter. I just want to happy in this house and in this life with my kids but I don’t know how!
I own my house and find that everything all goes wrong at the same time. At the end of the year I had replace my washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer. So you guess I am just letting you know that you are not alone!
To add, you need to get into a more positive headspace because all these people who seem to be having a great life most probably aren’t. Everyone has challenges and issues and likes to show perfection, making people like us feel worse about ourselves. A way to get over this is to practice gratification as there is always something to be grateful for, however small.
This is the problem though. I have had plenty of bad runs in my life but never for 6 years and not this many things. The bad run isn’t just things breaking. It’s also losing a baby at 17 weeks, serious health issues and surgery for my oldest and lots of other things. I won’t list everything because it’s ridiculous. I’ve effing had it and just had another blow last November, which caused me to finally break down. There is only so much a human being can take with no family support. I worked with someone years ago who had shitty things happen to her for 5 years and she couldn’t stand it anymore. Her family decided to leave and start afresh in QLD. I now understand how she felt!