Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Righteous Indignation

is what I miss most, not being a renter. The indignation about any interruption or broken thing was definitely easier than actually having to deal with and fix all those problems!
And I'm not really complaining- I love my little house and my beautiful little street and neighborhood. I love building equity, and not dealing with landlords with alcohol problems. For sure!
But still, when we're staying up all night sucking water out of the carpet in the basement and renting those giant air blowers AGAIN it's hard not to be a little nostalgic for the days when we could deal with any house problem by building up some good old righteous indignation and firmly demanding our right to live without technical difficulties. And to leave and come back and voila! everything is fixed. Just exactly the way we said it should be.


RunninL8 said...

I STILL have bad dreams about all those years I lived in rentals with crap roomates! Yuk.

mama-aya said...

Oh, yeah, there's definitely THAT! But when you're pulling up carpet in the middle of the night because the basement flooded AGAIN it's easy to forget all those awful room mates of the past. And it was nice to be able to think of MOVING when places weren't as nice as you thought, instead of your head filling with dollar signs and sore muscles....