I Didn’t Lock Myself Out

Honest, I swear. Locking myself out can’t happen anymore since we keep a key for the door lock safely hidden away in our reach. But since during the rainy season everything made from wood is working itself out of shape and size, our front door is jammed close. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So when I came home from shopping …

… the door refused to open. Not the slightest bit. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I quickly activated my neighbour, the family man with the rugby player’s physique, but the door didn’t even bulge for him. He even kicked it with his motorycyle boots … not a chance in hell. We’re afraid he’d break the door before it opens for us. That thing is wedged for good. ๐Ÿ˜

So we broke in through the window. Another neighbour just brought a nice big piece of chipboard to cover the window and protect us from the cold and rain and volcano eruptions and blizzards and all the stuff. Sheet, that repair’s gonna be expensive. Hmm, maybe it’s covered by the insurance? ๐Ÿ˜
Our stoep looks like shit now. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

EDIT: Yes, I’ve seen it. I have turned the board on its side now. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  1. Oh noes!!
    I remember my prev neighbors being out of town when their alarm started going off intermittently. Turned out the rain swollen door was causing the alarm connects to move just enough to trigger an open door alarm. Their’s wouldn’t close.

    My prob is windows… I have to prop windows open in the rare event of rain are they seal shut for days.

    Thank gobs for neighbors! You avoid those volcanos, m’kay?!?

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    • No, it’s actually not. Cheaply built and doesn’t even feature a heating or a fireplace. And it’s rather small. Just the right size for hubs and me … and in a few short months we’ll have it paid off and it’s truly ours. ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Mine is a 90yr old, 940 sqft PBS. No ac or fireplace or insulation. Heater is an in-wall gas unit that doesn’t reach my bedroom. In a borderline between the Insane Crips and the Longos.

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      • How much does something like that cost?
        I bought my POS in 2002 for $175k. Paid off sevetal years ago. The current z-estimate is $560k and mt realtor friend thinks I could get more, even “as is”.

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        • I hardly dare say: 20,000โ‚ฌ.

          We just came out of a soulcrashingly bad investment situation, and used our last money to buy half of this shitty thing. By now the unit’s worth is more than fivefold that. But we not gonna sell. It makes a damn comfy dwelling for us, and since situated in a complex, most stuff is taken care of by the staff and manager … and it’s pretty secure as well. Kinda careless lock up n go lifestyle.


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