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My roof started leaking last night. I placed buckets under the drips, calmed Katie down (one was over her bed), brewed a cup of coffee and laughed at my good fortune.
You see, I simply rent this little house. This means that a leaky roof is not my problem – its my landlord’s.
So many people believe that owning things is the key to happiness but over these past few years I’ve discovered otherwise.
When you own something you are completely responsible for its care. You have to pay for it, care for it and fix it when it breaks. In the case of a leaky roof this can become quite expensive.
Unlike my home-owning friends, I am not responsible for repairs such as these so this morning, instead of frantically trying to figure out how to afford a contractor I woke up, brewed a cup of coffee, grabbed the phone and called the landlord before starting my day.
Have you ever experienced the joy of non-ownership? Please share your stories in the comments below.
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