First, it was a broken pipe that started leaking in the basement.
Carol had known there would be repairs given the age of the home, so she dutifully called the local plumbing company and got it fixed, but she was staggered when she saw how large the bill was.
Next, the garage door quit working, and she had to pay more money to get it fixed.
Then, she found a mice infestation in the basement, forcing her to pay additional money for an exterminator.
After that- about a week later- one of the toilets quit working, and she had to pay even more money to get it replaced.
And finally, about a month after she moved in, another problem arose, when her bedroom ceiling fan suddenly quit working...
Carol called the first electrical company she found in the yellow-pages, but when the technician arrived she found him to be very rude and gruff, and did not feel comfortable around him at all.
She quickly let him do his work, but when he finished and she saw the bill, she felt physically sick...
In addition, the technician told her he had found substantial wood-rot within her ceiling, and told her she would need to find a contractor to fix it.