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Had an annoying phone call from the real estate agent today.  They want me to pay for new blinds because some slats have broken on the old ones.  Now when I was living there, some slats broke (ok they're a pretty crap design - only held on by a tiny piece of plastic at the top).  But this was because I had the windows open and the blinds closed.  Wind blows, stresses plastic, plastic breaks.  So I fixed them before I moved out ($80 for 20 new slats - I only needed five but there was a minimum number and I thought I may as well have a few spares.  But only for the windows, not the longer ones in the living room).  

What this means is that the tenants have been doing the same thing - having the windows open and the blinds closed.  And now I have to pay for it.  *sigh* #firstworldproblems


Aquila said:

Well, you can claim for them in our tax, so you do get some of that money back.

I'm assuming these are verticals ... if so, I agree on the flimsy design. We have them here and its amazing how fragile they are compared with what you pay for them.

June 30, 2011 7:58 AM


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