Maintenance Call…

Had to call maintenance today to come fix the stairs in the apartment.  From the time we moved in here about 4 stairs towards the bottom of the staircase have felt somewhat weak. About two months ago probably now the step next to the bottom broke.  The way it was built was there is a groove in each side of the wall and the steps sit in those grooves and are held there by the nails.  Well apparently the nails slipped and the step popped out.  It wasn’t really a big deal as me and my girlfriend just skipped that step.  That was until a couple of days ago when the third step up decided to come out as well.  It gets a little tougher trying to skip two stairs at once but it was doable.  Only the right side of each step came out so we were still able to walk on the left side if we did it carefully.  Now yesterday a third step broke and we finally decided to call maintenance before one of us went through the staircase.

The maintenance guy took a look at it and said “I have never seen anything like this before.” Talk about making me feel fat as I am the one who busted each of the stairs.  I am not really that big, I am 5’8 and about 215 pounds.  I do have a tendency to run up and down the stairs though.  I guess that could be a lot of weight/pressure on the stair though.  It is fixed now and better than when we moved in.  It’s nice to be able to go up and down the stairs normally again.   

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