Friday, January 23, 2009

Our Wall...

Our poor wall... We had some water damage... You see, houses here in our part of South Asia are built very close together, and most houses even have walls that touch the house next to them. Our house is like that. Everything was fine... until our next door neighbors tore their house down to build a new one... Well, when they did that, they exposed the bricks in our wall... You see, most houses here are made of bricks, concrete and a little plaster... there isn't insulation or vinyl siding or drywall or anything like that, so if the outside of the wall gets wet, the inside of your house gets wet :)
So, our wall had gotten pretty bad, so our landlord said he would fix it... The worker guys came over yesterday to fix it....
Here is our wall Before/During the "fixing".... And here it is AFTER.... Yes, I said after....
Looks much better doesn't it??
Apparently there was more damage than they thought, so after they had been working all day, the wall just fell off! haha! They're supposed to come back today and really fix it...
I sure hope so! haha!

11 COmMeNTs FrOm PeOpLe wHo ROCK!:

Carie said...

Wow! Sorry to see the mess they are making! I hope they come fix it for real. Did the neighbors finish rebuilding their new place?

Deanna said...

Man, sometimes you've just got to laugh or you'll cry.

Arnold and Joy said...

Wow! That really stinks. You know, ya'll have had all kinds of problems...walls falling, rats in the toilet. (And by the way, I thought the ginormous roaches in New Orleans were bad...but that story really made me laugh....I'm sure you weren't laughing though ;)

SouthAsiaRocks said...

haha! Actually I was cracking up :) It's just too funny :) and my expectations weren't too high to begin with :)

Char said...

just look at it as some "modern art," minus the smell. :) Getting my wall fixed here was probably one of the most frustrating things I have had to do.

Erin G said...

you amaze me with how you approach these stresses with HUMOR every time. you find a way to always be joyful. I know this post is a simple one about a wall, but today it reminded me that I can learn something from you.

So... thanks! And I hope your wall feels better soon.

Dugi said...

ahh sorry abt that. i know all about 'south asia time'...hope it gets fixed quickly. :)

Carrie said...

WOW! You handle it so well - I guess the fact that you don't own the place helps a bit as well. And I have to say that's a pretty cool ladder they have there!

Roberts said...

Oh man! Definitely a South Asia day, huh? At least they were honest and wanted to fix it correctly instead of just painting over it! Hopefully it gets done MUCH faster than we'd expect!

gloria said...

Oh no, I hope you don't get mold inside, I remember in New Orleans you had a prob. with that in those apartments. I hope they fix it ASAP!!!
I'm gonna quit complaining about stuff around here.

alittlewater said...

is your poor wall repaired yet? i totally laughed when i saw that it had literally fallen off. i hope the guys come and fix it completely. hope you are having a great day! you rock!