Really Awfully Broken: Photo Challenge


Broken Bits at EntranceWhen I say our house is all broken,
You can see withou-t-rubble
That I am not jokin’;
Each hour of the day
Building-types find a way,
All the hor-rubble piles to redouble –
And this is the truth I have spoken!

(OK, this is Really Awful, but the electricity is due to go off in a few minutes, so there is no time for refinement! This is the current view of the main entrance to our new domicile, which we have to pass daily as we wander round the uninhabitable house to get to the cottage we are all squeezed into.  Note the cracked wall at the foot of the steps.)

© Colonialist May 2015 (WordPress)
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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26 Responses to Really Awfully Broken: Photo Challenge

  1. Nicola says:

    Hi Col, hope it all comes together soon and the dust disappears !

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  3. Maz says:

    Oh my goodness. If it wasn’t so close to daily life I would say you’ve had a bit of fun playing with the words.
    see my words at;
    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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  4. cupitonians says:

    T-rubble! Bwhahahahahhahahahahahah!

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  5. prior says:

    oh wow – some photo – and the minnie/mickey bag is an interesting touch – maybe shows how life goes on in the midst of this – as we persevere thru brokenness –

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  6. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    I see that Mickey and Minnie are unfazed and having a little smooch!

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  7. The Asian says:

    This work in progress seems to be progressing at a very slow pace…

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    • colonialist says:

      You can say that again. It is very nearly six months since we moved in without really moving in! It is going much faster now, but the scope of it has increased enormously. Maybe daughter R is going a bit for overkill, but I suppose if one is going to do something it may as well be done as thoroughly as possible.

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  8. What steps? You really are suffering, and have my heartfelt sympathy.

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    • colonialist says:

      Cast your eyes to the right, and straight down from the crack in the wall. Decorated by an artistically-placed length of gutter, the bottom of a steep flight may be seen which leads up to the front gate.

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  9. Arkenaten says:

    ”Full of potential!’
    Three words that make you want to stick a fork in the Agent! lol…

    You’ll get there.

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    • colonialist says:

      There were a few minor details the Agent forgot to mention, like cracked walls, rotting beams, waterlogged ceiling, electronics waiting to zap, plumbing on all the wrong pressures, incredibly skew angles in doors, walls etc. … well, I could go on …
      It would almost have been easier to build from scratch.

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      • Arkenaten says:

        Know that feeling.
        Even though Buyer Beware is oft touted, do you feel full disclosure was not made? You could have a case if this were so.
        I thought a valid Electrical Compliance Certificate was mandatory?

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        • colonialist says:

          We have considered this, but … *sigh*
          The issuer of the compliance certificate protested that it was not required for him to look behind plug points; merely to test them.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            Yes, I forgot about this loophole. We experienced a similar gung ho approach.
            I remember my farther becoming so exasperated with an electrician when he bought in Chester he fired the bloke , rewired the house himself then called in a ”Sparky” to write the certificate. This was in 1970.
            Some things don’t change it seems.
            What ever happened to pride in workmanship, Col?
            I know some have it.

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            • colonialist says:

              Fortunately our current builder has it. He proves able to do electrics, plumbing, beams, ceilings, bricklaying, putting in windows, getting best deals for materials, painting … you name it … with absolute perfectionism.
              Those preceding him belonged on the range with cattle.

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