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Thursday, August 30

Take Me To The River - Part 2

The maintenance man finally turns up from Rocky Real Estate - yes, that's right. Rocky Real Estate...they pride themselves on building solid foundations....

The guy turns up, unannounced, last Saturday whilst I'm pottering around the house in my sarong (as you do). He fixed the door bell, the leaking toilet, the light switch that has never worked and then hands P a form to sign before he leaves. P and I look at each other and then ask 'what about the hot water unit? it's been broken for months'.

Blank look. He then makes a call. 'No, they won't fix until winter'.

So let me bring you up to speed. For three months we've had no hot water in the kitchen and if we do attempt to turn on the hot water tap the system leaks from the ceiling in to the cupboards. So for three months all the contents of those cupboards are in bags against the wall and plates and glasses are now stacked high in one cupboard. To wash the dishes we have to boil the kettle. So the drama continues.

Rocky Real Estate have now received a fax asking them to fix the unit immediately. But what can we do? As far as I know there is only a rent committee that deals with rent related issues. Will have to do some more investigation work.

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  • Poor you guys. That reminds me of the old flat we lived in last in Melbourne. Damn that place's eyes.

    Life is so easy in our current flat which was built as recently as 1992. Whenever something needs fixing we just call up the owner's dad, wait for him to get back from the mine where he works, and he comes round and fixes it himself.

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  • Our last landlord's maintenance man refused to fix the broken thermostat that meant we had super-heated water at all times saying that it 'not problem'.
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