It’s An Up And Down Story

With the recent spate of issues we’ve been having at the apartment with regards to the elevator needing repairs and other residents (the ones in the floors 1-3) being reluctant to shell out their share to fix it / replace it, my family is thinking of moving. The elevator has broken down several times in the past month and a half and it is only being repaired partially in order for us to continue using it. But the ideal thing is for us to replace the whole thing as it is quite old.

We and the families in the floors 4 and above have set aside money to pay our share of the cost of the replacement but we cannot go ahead as the families of 3 floors haven’t coughed up their part right now. Hence we have frequent outages of the elevator. It is working now but who knows when the fuse blows out again. This means a walk up 7 set of stairs for me which is taxing on the lungs and legs of most of us. I have walked up most nights of the past month and a half as I come back from work.

Dad cannot climb up and when the elevator is down he goes to stay at my sister’s place. Mom is however stuck at home on those days even if she could go to her sister’s place or my sister’s place for a few days. It is frustrating for us and we are considering moving to another place. I am not sure but with such an old elevator, even if working, will we get a good price? Especially when they come to know that it goes out frequently and needs to be replaced, meaning a good amount. We shall see; for now it’s fine. But I think we will be on the lookout for a new place.

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