Being an Adult

I initially had a plan to write a fun post but I think I have to save it for tomorrow because I am in the midst of some hardcore adulting and realizing how not fun it is. We bought our house about a year and a half ago and of course things are starting to fall apart because it’s not like a brand new house. It was built in 1950. The previous owners and maybe the ones before them made a few upgrades but mostly to the outside.

For example, our roof is only 5 years old which is fantastic and our 2-car garage is pretty much brand new. However, the inside parts could use some work. Our garbage disposal died a few months ago and we didn’t really see it necessary to get fixed because we have a dishwasher but now its leaking out of the bottom so we can’t ignore it anymore. Yesterday we replaced our bathtub spout and the trip lever because I’m pretty the type determined not to pay someone if we can help it. Luckily that was easy to do thanks to YouTube.

Which leads me to, what did we do before YouTube?? Seriously. I have never been more grateful for a technological advance in my life. DIY videos save you so much money! My husband was so ready to call a plumber and pay hundreds when it ended up only costing $60 and like an hour of our time. Plus, we learned aΒ  new skill! It doesn’t get any better than that. Some things though, unfortunately, you just need a professional. Like I want new carpet and hardwood in the whole downstairs of our house. I’m sure YouTube would be helpful but I do not have that kind of patience.

In the midst of all this, there’s also taxes that need to be filed. We owed the stupid government big time last year so we change some things around. Of course, we still owe money this year. We can’t win…

Can I please go back to being a dependent? Life was such a breeze. Please and Thank you. That ends my adulting rant for today. Never grow up people! Or at least don’t buy a house. Stay in apartments where getting stuff fixed is part of your rent, hahaha.


34 thoughts on “Being an Adult

  1. I have to agree! The internet in general, imo, because it’s helped us with our dryer, stove, and countless other things. It’s better than paying a service fee of $75 when you can just fix it yourself! I love YouTube and can’t live without it, but it’s also scary. It’s like the end of the world when you can’t get on the internet or you lose power. I don’t like depending on it if you know what I mean…

    I’m so glad you got your tub fixed! πŸ’— Way to go for taking it into your own hands. 😁

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    1. Haha yes! We got a quote for garbage disposal replacement with a bit of rewiring and it was astronomical. If we didn’t have to deal with wiring, we would definitely do it ourselves. I don’t want to get electrocuted though so I’d rather hire a professional this time. I’ve never experienced not being able to get on the internet only because of our data plan but I definitely know what you mean.

      Thank you!!! I wish I could do the rest but it’s not feasible for me right now. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Hahahaha funny enough, my friend says she prefers apartments for the same reason, and not having to worry about lawns that need to be kept and blah blah. But still, you have your own home. That is awesome, despite all the work that comes with it.
    What did people do before YouTube? Hm, plumbers were in demand maybe? πŸ˜€

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    1. Lawn work I can handle! It’s when you get into the electrical and plumbing and flooring and remodeling thats a pain in the ass and expensive.

      I imagine handymen were super in demand but they probably cost and arm and a leg too. Nowadays, they don’t seem to cost that much since they know YouTube exists, haha.

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  3. Hahaha too funny. I’m a DYI person myself. My advice is to anyone: don’t know how? there’s probably a ten year old on YouTube that can show you. πŸ˜›

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    1. *Not funny that your house is falling apart. That sucks. My advice, don’t cheap out on the things you fix or you’ll be fixing them again before you should have to. (Hard lesson learned)

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      1. Hahaha it’s sort of funny. I wish the previous owners cared more. They clearly didn’t really want to invest in the place which is why the price was reduced for us when we went and got it inspected. πŸ˜‰
        Oh yes. I’m not cheaping out on stuff that involves electrical but I will shop around and make sure I’m not being ripped off because some people are definitely asking for way too much money.

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  4. First off! I feel your pain with the goverment. We have had to pay an ungodly amount extra these past couple of years. This year we finally broke even. Amen!!! I think that Uncle Sam says “Hey look it is the Wildermans, lets sock it to them” ha ha! Adulting SUCKS!!!!

    An YouTube! I love YouTube how to videos. I taught myself several cake decorating techniques using YouTube videos. My husband has also used it to help with home repairs. Where has it been all our lives? haha! Best invention ever. We used it to gut and redo my son’s bathroom after a hole in the tub inccident. Life saver!!! MONEY Saver!!! Luv it!

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    1. Lucky!! God I wish we would break even just once! Uncle Sam says the same things to the Carters! That ass, lmao.

      Yes! YouTube is such a beautiful resource! Inventing it and then all those beautiful, talented souls just make it fantastic!

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  5. Youtube has saved us money too. But I think before then, people helped each other out. And we just learned more of that “practical” stuff because we had to. Some of it by trial and error. Of course, our garbage disposal was a combination of the dog, the chickens, and the compost pile, lol

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    1. You know Sherron, I was thinking about it later and being handy was just a skill that was passed on it seems like. Sometimes I wish technology didn’t become so huge so we’d have more skills in our pocket. Your version of a garbage disposal sounds fantastic, hahaha.

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  6. Ok, I have to make you feel better about having maintenance stuff to do. I had to laugh when you made it sound like your house is old. Ours was built in the late 1800’s at the latest. There are parts that are older. Houses back in that time started out small and grew from there. So we are used to uneven floors and ceilings. We have one attic room that still has tube and knob wiring. That was popular in the 1930’s. Our foundation is made from a combination of common rocks and a granite sill. The old abode might be dated but I would never want to live in a new house. Houses should have character, like the people who inhabit them. I’ll bet even your semi-old 1950’s house would have some stories to tell if it could talk. Are you feeling better, yet?

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    1. Hahahaha! I don’t feel quite better but thanks for trying! I think the fact that your house was built in the 1800s is really cool! I wish we could grow our house just a fraction but it doesn’t sit on very much land. We do have a rock or concrete foundation like you do though was new to me at first cause I figured all homes had a basement, haha. I am sure you’re right about the stories and maybe we’ll find out when we pull all the carpet up in a couple months. Perhaps a dinosaur print on the concrete? πŸ˜‰

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      1. You might find newspapers or never know. We tore a wall out and found a letter from the 1930’s and we knew the guy’s niece very well so we gave it to her. Always some fun finds. Oh, the rock stuff under the house is a basement that originally had a dirt floor. When the concrete was put in they may a small trench specifically to channel incoming water to the outside drain. Crazy, but it works.

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  7. I am so sorry you are dealing with house issues but it makes me laugh. As the parent of 2 kids who have owned their homes for 2 and 5 years, I hear this all the time. They finally realized why their dad and I were always working on something. I am so worried about what I will have to pay for taxes. My husband and I always did revenue sharing, but this year I will be filing solo. So glad I didn’t spend what I got back last year.

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