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home ownership is hard.

i’ve had an ongoing plumbing issue that seemed small at first and now is very, very big.  i have already had one plumber (forced on me by my stupid and worthless home warranty) come to look at it when there were problems with my shower and toilet.  he had to come back with the camera to really see what was going on.  so on the second go around, he said that i need all of the existing cast iron pipes replaced.  fuck me was my first thought.  the second was panic.  the next plumber (one recommended by my realtor) is coming tomorrow to give me a second opinion and advice.  googling what it costs makes my stomach hurt.

this process has made me question myself and my decisions.  like maybe i should have waited to buy a house.  maybe i wasn’t ready.  it’s all on my shoulders, and it’s a lot of money involved.  i’ve already contacted my home insurance company but i’m pretty sure they won’t cover anything.  i just don’t know anymore…  but it’s not like i can do anything about it now.  what’s done is done.

looking back though, i would have done things differently.  i would have saved more and waited to purchase some things until later.  maybe i would have even waited another year.  i don’t know though.  usually when i get something into my head, there’s no changing it.

now, i’ve come to the realization that i’m going to have to make some changes.  i think i’m pretty good with my money, but i’m going to have to tighten the purse strings.  i’m going to have to say “no” to some things.  i was planning on getting a new kitten in the next couple of weeks, but that will probably have to wait.  i’m going to have to budget better.  it’s not going to be fun, but this is what i wanted – my own place.  now, i’m going to have to accept the responsibilities of that decision.

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