What goes around comes around

When we moved into this house 2 years ago we knew some of the things we would be getting ourselves into. For instance, we knew that the 1970 decor would have to go. We also knew that all improvements, ahem, changes, would be done under the watchful eye of the previous owners (aka, my inlaws). What we didn’t realize that we should have just done the improvements without saying a word. Meaning, without laughing hysterically with our friends, other family members, and the construction workers, at the wood paneling and linoleum floors the previous owners lived with all the way into the 21st century. We shouldn’t have laughed at the pieces of gold shag carpet left behind, or the mauve paint on the walls, or the wrought iron inside the house. Yes. Wrought iron inside the house. We should have just done the improvements stating that now the house would be in our style, and left it at that. But because we didn’t, it has come back to haunt us. Peter discovered a leak in the basement coming from one of the heating pipes. A plumber, $200, a new pipe, and a huge hole in our improved dining room wall later, has left the previous owners laughing. It seems that the newly constructed wainscoting paneling caused the damage to the heating pipe. A nail went through the wainscoting and right into the pipe, causing the leak. Lesson learned. We will continue all other improvements in silence.
Learn from us, people.


One Response to “What goes around comes around”

  1. eLí Says:

    i don’t think it looks THAT bad….it adds a bit of attitude to the wall!
    good luck with the inlaws!

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