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Extra Residence Repairs – The Hits Maintain Coming!

Extra Residence Repairs – The Hits Maintain Coming!


In my final weblog publish, I discussed 3 costly home repairs we simply needed to full. This was for roof restore, a plumbing emergency, and termite therapy. The mixed complete of those three was slightly below $2500. And I assumed our home-related repairs had been completed for a bit.

Narrator voice: That was not, actually, the top of the home repairs.

First, a hissing A/C

Final weekend, my next-door neighbor texted me that our A/C was making a loud hissing noise. They heard it after they had been of their yard grilling some meals. I watched some YouTube movies and my husband and I attempted to repair it ourselves. We blew out and cleaned the within of the unit including some lubricating oil. Sadly, the hiss didn’t subside. We referred to as an A/C man and $660 later, we had been all fastened up.

Then an alarming electronic mail:

Only a couple days in the past, I woke as much as this electronic mail in my inbox:


We seen final month our water invoice was a lot greater than regular. We commented on it. We considered it. We paid the invoice and simply usually dismissed it. Final month we didn’t get this warning electronic mail. So if final month’s invoice was already excessive and it hadn’t warranted the e-mail….I’m very nervous about what this month’s invoice will appear to be.

So, yeah, now we’re afraid we’ve acquired a leak. Within the meantime, we’ve turned off our drip irrigation and are hand-watering (because the irrigation is the more than likely place the place a leak may’ve sprung). We’re attempting to “diagnose” it ourselves first however, if we’re unable, we’ll be calling one other skilled to return out and have a look.

And the final little little bit of icing on the cake…

The opposite night time after dinner I used to be washing dishes and – I sh!t you not – the deal with of the kitchen sink broke off in my hand. I appeared over at my husband and was like, “You’ve gotta be KIDDING ME!!!”

Fortunately, this can be a tremendous minor/straightforward problem. In contrast to our final emergency plumbing state of affairs the place water was taking pictures throughout the room, this deal with appeared prefer it may get a dab of JB Weld and simply be caught again into place. Not an emergency. But it surely simply seems like a nasty joke. How a lot stuff can probably break in 2 months? Actually, mates, that is all inside the previous 2 months!

Automobile Fee 

That is all fairly horrible timing on condition that I’ve been hoping and planning to pay my automotive off this month. After paying my regular fee this month, I nonetheless owe simply over $3,000. I’ve one other $1,000 deliberate in my funds this month, however I’ll have to raid my financial savings for the remaining $2,000ish. I’m nonetheless planning on doing it….however I really feel much less cozy/cozy about it realizing that we’ve had all these sudden home repairs and I fear about what else might be on the horizon!

Potential water leak apart (which we’re nonetheless working to diagnose)….absolutely we’ve had our fill of residence repairs and we’ll be good for some time now. Proper?

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