It is indeed a dream come true to hold a key to a place you can call your own. That is what the brochures have printed on them anyway! What nobody will tell you about is all the trouble and drama that comes with owning your own place that you invest your time, effort and money into. Utility bills, taxes, insurance payables and all the nots that are mandatories in a house hold, they can pile up to be a considerable chunk off the monthly receivables that you would not have to bear in the event you were renting place out.
I suppose this can be the opportunity cost of the freedom and privacy that home with you own place
Say you take in all there is, but are you game for all the burnt lights, blocked drains Camberwell that are part and parcel of a house hold. All is usually well and good up until you begin to need to make the conscious effort to locate a reliable handy man who can attend to the little things that we as commoners are not equipped to do, this is one of those times you realise how vulnerable you are and makes you come to an understanding of how dependant you are of the ‘’blue collared jobs’’.
If you have an on call plumber or at least an emergency plumber you use from time to time it does not hurt to keep them on speed dial. If you have kids there is no saying when you will need one of those as they are always into some sort of mischief or the other.
I am all for the phrase “kids will be kids” and all other positive parenting tips that is being chanted all over all forms of social media, but there comes a time when they are out of hand and sometimes even out of line. Since there is no stopping their mischief I say it is always better to do something you have more power over anyway.Plumbing is not everybody’s cup of tea and should not be treated as such .not every tom dick and harry can fix something even as simple as a dripping kitchen tap and it is something that can go from bad to worse in a minute. To me plumbing Elwood is much like a good haircut. You either got it or you don’t. And you need to, over time figure out what, or rather who works for and suits your routine and household.