Buy a House or Lease/Purchase part 3

We left the “House of 1000 leaks” joking that there must have been a poltergeist in it.  We moved across town to a rented house.  This house was about 80 years old, but was brick and looked to be built like a fortress.  We saw no signs of leaks or anything.  We finished moving in on Friday and had a nice weekend.  The house had a pretty little brick courtyard, and I had dreams of a New Orleans style garden.  On Monday morning I opened the back door and couldn’t believe my eyes.  The brick courtyard had disappeared in a massive sinkhole.  It turned out the 80 year old rain sewer had collapsed!  My husband and I each denied bringing the poltergeist in with any of our moving loads.  Each of us is also eternally glad we didn’t buy that house either.  It was a great house, no problem there, but the whole yard was dug up by the city for an entire year, and the courtyard had to be replaced–thankfully not at our expense!

Nonni

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