October 09, 2007

Paying the Urban Living Tax

Several years ago at our old house, we noticed one afternoon that the door to our shed was off its hinges and, unsurprisingly, all the rakes, shovels and similar tools were gone. Our neighbor told us we'd paid our "urban living tax" and we'd be set for at least a few years.

Now we own a new house and the urban living tax has come due again. First our rocking chair walked off the front porch. Then we got a phone call from our carpenters. Did we move their tools? Nope. They lost a bunch of tools and all of Justin's tool boxes full of small tools were gone. All of our pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, clamps, scrapers and lots of other things we haven't remembered yet.

It's not the end of the world, of course, but it is just one more thing to slow down the purple house progress.


Oh, no, Jordana. AGAIN!? I'm sorry.

Posted by: dcrmom at October 10, 2007 07:44 AM

well... At least you have a few years to build things back up ?!?! In all seriousness though, I hate the feeling of being stolen from. Even if the item(s) stolen were insignificant... the feeling SUCKS!

Posted by: misty at October 10, 2007 09:19 AM

That is so irritating.

Do you think those thieves actually mean to use those tools? No. Probably sell them for 1/10 replacement value to someone.

And you'll be picking a little something up every time you pass the hardware store.

Posted by: Janis Gore at October 10, 2007 01:19 PM