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Old 09-13-2012, 11:11 PM   #3171
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Crayons really are something we have to supervise, as well as markers, glue and scissors. My kids were allowed to use them often, but only when I was with them. Then my son went to kindergarten, and cut the place mats in the play dough center. He followed that by cutting the towels in the bathroom at home...so far his kids have used every marker they can find to draw everywhere. I thought it was kinda funny until they came to my house and used the markers on my leather couch in the living room. Hair spray to the rescue!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:15 PM   #3172
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Hairspray is my friend, the best thing to take out pen ink. For some reason, regular isospropyl doesn't work as well for me.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:16 AM   #3173
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Hairspray is my friend, the best thing to take out pen ink. For some reason, regular isospropyl doesn't work as well for me.
When my kids were growing up, they didn't have the marker pens. Only India ink for marking laundry for camp. So crayons were always the culprit to watch out for.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:52 AM   #3174
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When we first came to move stuff in to our new place, it was filthy. Layer of dirt on everything, food in the fridge and on the stove, etc. So much so, that we payed to stay in the room we were renting for an extra week so the landlords could come back and try again. They did. But we didn't get moved in until 3 days ago because of that. Ok, we are nice people, we want to get along with our landlords, so fine. We didn't say anything. Last night while we were in the middle of doing laundry, the septic alarm went off telling us it was full. Um, what?? We were told, "Don't worry, it will be emptied before you move in." So, I sent a message asking if he forgot to empty it. Apparently he decided to just wait until it needed it, then have us take care of it, and pro-rate it. NOT part of the agreement. Anyway, let's divide the $80 it costs to empty the tank, by the 3 months or so it takes to fill it, and see how much we owe for three days of water, then divide our rent by 30 days, and take away the 10 days we paid for and were unable to move in and see if he still wants to talk about "pro-rating". Then, after the alarm went off, the dryer shorted out all the electricity in the laundry room. The breakers are all fine, no idea what the deal is. Landlord will probably say, "Well, it's a rustic cabin, not a brand new apartment." That's what he said when we complained that the place was not ready to move in. Pretty sure the ad said "lake front HOME" not "lake front cabin". It is a cabin that was renovated and converted into a house. It is fairly modern, not rustic. Grr. Not impressed. No, not at all. When Mike calls about the electricity in the laundry room he's also going to mention the furnace that shakes the entire house and obviously needs to be serviced, and the dripping bath tub faucet. The pump kicks on roughly every 20 min, and all that water is going into the tank we have to empty. Since it is lake front there is no leeching field, just a tank. This is why I hate moving. Nothing but problems...
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:59 AM   #3175
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Oh man Skittle, what a PITA. I hope this all gets worked out well and quickly, so you can start enjoying your lakefront home.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:23 AM   #3176
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Oh man Skittle, what a PITA. I hope this all gets worked out well and quickly, so you can start enjoying your lakefront home.
Thanks. We are enjoying it for the most part. Just met the neighbor today. Their huge monstrosity of a house takes up pretty much the entire horizontal portion of their lot, so their house is right on top of ours. Because it's so close, the cats like to go on their patio. This morning their little dog was tearing back and forth in our yard, so I went out and said hi to him and the dog, and said "What a cute dog!" Thinking if I don't make a big deal about his dog, he might ignore our cats lol. He seems really nice, so hopefully it won't be an issue. Two of the paintings we have happen to resemble what you see when you look outside, so we have them hanging on those respective walls :) Kind of neat to see the same thing in the painting as you do looking out the window next to it. Love the lake view, and the woods on the side away from the neighbor. We might build a screen house and put it between us and the neighbor to sort of block off our yard and have a little more privacy. Luckily they seem to just hang out in the house a lot.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:28 AM   #3177
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I don't want to be a naysayer but, keep an eye on your pipes as it gets colder!

Quaint, rustic, lakefront homes with lots of charm and potential
tend to have some hidden secrets. Like frozen drains and pipes!

Good luck and hope you enjoy it once you settle in and make it a home!
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:42 AM   #3178
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I don't want to be a naysayer but, keep an eye on your pipes as it gets colder!

Quaint, rustic, lakefront homes with lots of charm and potential tend to have some hidden secrets. Like frozen drains and pipes!

Good luck and hope you enjoy it once you settle in and make it a home!
Thanks :) we asked if they ever have issues with pipes freezing and he said no. Hopefully it won't be an issue, but if it is, at least one of the benefits of being a renter is that he will have to deal with it. It would definitely be a PITA tho!!
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #3179
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I don't want to be a naysayer but, keep an eye on your pipes as it gets colder!

Quaint, rustic, lakefront homes with lots of charm and potential
tend to have some hidden secrets. Like frozen drains and pipes!

Good luck and hope you enjoy it once you settle in and make it a home!


I love the way you put that Bea.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:06 PM   #3180
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I timed the dripping water into a bucket, and it appears to drip about 2 1/2 cups of water an hour. That's just over 3 1/2 gallons a day!! Besides being a waste of water, that's 100 gallons of water a month we have to pay to have pumped and hauled away!! The bucket is staying, and I'll water the flowers with it until its fixed. Humph. It needs a new faucet anyway. You have to pull the handle outward to turn the water on, and the whole setup pulls forward 3/4" when you do it. The caulk is all torn away from the shower wall because of it and I feel like I'm going to break it every time. After the tub is fixed, and the electric issue is figured out, it seems like we should be in pretty decent shape.
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