How many of you have gone through this?
ME: I like this house. I think I will buy it.
MORTGAGE LENDER: The house needs work before we’ll give you money.
ME, to sellers: The house needs work so that I can get money and not burn up in an electrical fire and stuff.
SELLERS: We know. We’ll fix some stuff.
ME: Great! I will make a list of the scariest stuff for you to fix.
SELLERS, post list: We changed our mind. We’re not fixing that stuff, so suck it.
“Dang,” perhaps, may be a placeholder for another word of comparable length.
Oh, when I bought the palatial estate at Surlywood, the princely sum of $500 was set aside for Necessary Work. About half of it was spent.