My blog update for the past few days have revolved around food aje.
Dah bulan Ramadhan katakan so itu aje lah yang termampu nak di’bual’kan .
But this morning, let’s talk about something else.
It’s been nearly 2 years since we moved into our own house.
Cepat betul masa berlalu kan!
I can still remember blogging about the chaotic life pre and post moving with all the boxes and what not…tup tup dah nak dekat 2 tahun we all kat sini.
It is nice to have our own house to do as we please with the house and not to have to worry about the 3-monthly inspection by the agent which used to make me so frenzied and hassled with cleaning!
But, owning a house also comes with all the other ‘hidden’ responsibilities that we didn’t have to think about when we were renting.
Punyalah banyak duit that we’ve spent on this house just for maintenance and replacing broken parts.
Macam the solar hot water system that we need to replace, the oven and the stove top that we need to replace, the ducted airconditioning unit that needs check up every year
Kalau dulu masa duduk menyewa, kalau ada problems with any of the above, we just have to let the agent know and they will send someone to come and fix it.
Pastu, the bills will be sent to the owner to pay instead of the renter yang bayar.
Senang kan, tak payah susah payah fikir.
And another major thing that we didn’t have to worry about when we were renting was all the bills associated with owning a house and land.
Like the council rates and the sewerage bills.
This is our yearly council rate.
50% of the rate is used to pay the councillors wages. Patutlah ramai bebeno yang nak jadi councillors ni ye!
And the other 50% is used to maintain the libraries, the playgrounds, the garbage collections and so on and so on…
Rates kat OZ ni are calculated differently, depending on the council you live in.
In our suburb, the rate is calculated based on the property’s annual rental value if rented instead of the value of the house.
So, it’s just an assumptive value aje lah sebab we definitely are not going to rent our house for the time being, hehehe.
And ini pulak the annual bill we got from the Water Corp.
We all tak guna air banyak macam tu, giler hapa!
$681.90 of the total bill is for sewerage charge. Kalau tak nak bayar, tak sanggup nak bayangkan what will happen, kahkahkahkah….
$188 tu lah our water bill for 1 year tak silap….
I was lamenting to The Other Half, “if we were still renting, we wouldn’t have to worry about these bills….”
Macam ni tak boleh lah nak balik kampung nak beraya kan sebab duit nak guna nak bayar bills, hikhikhik….
Anyway, since it’s my blog, kenalah jugak I tayang gambar food kan.
I made jemput2 donuts.
I used the donut recipe tapi I kurangkan the tepung sangat2 making it a very lembik batter.
Bila dah naik kembang, I just jemput2 kan dia and goreng.
tu yang shape dia semua ada tanduk, hahahaha…
Miss 13 loves doughnuts and kalau I benarkan, she will just have this for Iftar, for dinner and also for sahur the next day!