With that being said, the timing wasn't working in my favor, because at 4:50pm on a Friday several weeks back, I noticed water dripping from the ceiling right near the dining room table. It was raining, so I attributed it to that, but I knew my chances of getting it fixed a few minutes before "closing time" were slim.
|The hole in the ceiling was made after they came to investigate.|
We still had this pretty wall adornment though:
Well, you know how the saying goes: if you want something done, you'd better do it yourself. Two weeks later, everything seemed properly repaired and dry. After a bit more urging, they finally patched the drywall in the ceiling. But by 3pm on Friday (the day before our housewarming party) with only primer covering the patch-job, I had a feeling our repairman was not going to come back to complete any touch-up painting before our guests arrived.
So I grabbed my paint-brush and left-over paint and put my old home-owning skills to work. Much better now.
I guess it's nice that I don't have to do home repairs, but my absent-minded landlords don't seem to mind, either, when I take things into my own hands.
Edited to add: our oven and stove just died. Ironic. Time for a phone call.