1.Repair man came yesterday for my "Humidex" (sort of like a dehumidifier/air exchanger). I had purchased the replacement part and had it sent to the dealer here (a friend?!). He says he just sells, doesn't repair. Finally get him to find me a repairman for appliances. He comes, takes out the dead mouse that jammed the fan. Puts everything back together - works fine. Replacement parts not needed. Phone the company, ask for an RA, want my money back ($300). Worst part is, aside from taking over a month for all of the above, the machine is under a 10 year warranty that should have made the parts free! Lousy bookkeeping on everyone part, not impressed.
2. Turned the oven on to bake bread. Starts to heat up, about 10/15 min later realize it isn't heating. I have a propane oven, get down on my hands & knees (that 's painful), pull out the bottom grill drawer, peer in and the pilot is glowing with a tiny flame but the bar running along the oven, nada ... ARGHHH! NOW WHAT!
Ended up cooking the loaf of bread in the toaster oven - worked fine.
I don't really want to call the service department for my propane supplier, charges $95 just for the trip here. But I need my oven...
3. Thermostat for propane fireplace went on the whacko - too long a story to go into, but evidently parts were missing when installed against my vinyl siding, which is now blackened. So flame adjustment, missing parts, thermostat recalibrating. This one I could have started the fixing routine earlier in the year, but just didn't, ... my bad... But now, of course, with winter approaching, ahhh dragn... when will you smarten up! You heat this house with that fireplace! Wake up! Now you have to get people here at their busiest time!
4. Had tires changed over, yes, even for here a bit early, but was going to be near the dealer for other reasons and thought I would be traveling north this month (canceled for the pneumonia). Tire light came on, do this, do that, I'm told, nope - did this, did that, wait 20 to 80 k. I've done 200 k.. take it back this Fri.
5. To top it all off - got pneumonia...
Well, guess that's it for now... going to open a bottle of wine... what now??