Really well written. Hilarious & aggravating at the same time.

Boomers here. We bought our first place, a condo, in '08. Yep. Got fucked every which way possible. We overpaid for a new construction in Brooklyn that was poorly built. Hard to believe it passed inspection. I still wonder how...

First winter, on 24 Dec I get home from work, find water pouring down the ceiling. Pipes for the mandatory fire sprinklers froze, then burst in the roof. Water poured all the way down. We called the FD. They also determined nearly all of our basement plumbing was done incorrectly. We, the condo assoc—all four owners—had to replace the roof, redo pipes in the basement & later replace the stone facade because water leaked through during rainstorms.

The builder was liable for none of this.

LA born & raised, now I live upstate. I hate snow. I write on healthcare, politics & history. Hobbies are woodworking & singing Xmas carols with nonsense lyrics