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Old 09-25-2017, 04:38 PM   #1
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When it rains...it pours!

Are we having fun yet? I'll explain.

It all began about 2 weeks ago when we had a wonderful high-riser toilet installed in our bathroom, then the one from there was put in the front bathroom because that one was nearly 30-years-old and parts for it were nothing short of nonexistent.

Shortly after those situations, we had to have a new pressure tank for our well. The old tank had rust spots that were ready to blow. New one is fiberglass so no danger of rust hole failures.

Then our microwave went belly up on Thursday. Well, it was nearly 20-years-old. New one should arrive tomorrow. Hasn't been too difficult cooking without it, which was a bit of a surprise. Nice thing here is that we didn't have to pay a thing for it. Had enough Amazon points to get it for free, no shipping and no tax. Therein is the silver lining in this cloud.

In the midst of all this we contracted to have a new roof put on the house. It's a single-story house but it is a BIG house, so lots of roof. That translates to lots of $$$$$$.

If that's not enough, while we were watching TV Saturday night, our air-conditioning system went out. Checked everything we could with no positive results.

The AC doctor arrived this morning and pronounced our system dead, dead, deadsky. That'll be another bunch of $$$$.

I searched our property this afternoon and had no success locating a money tree.

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Old 09-25-2017, 04:51 PM   #2
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OhMyGosh Kate!
Really, when it rains to certainly pours, and I'll tell ya,
I've looked for that Money Tree in our backyard in Hawaii,
in Southern Arizona and now here in Northern Arizona,
no luck!
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Old 09-25-2017, 05:06 PM   #3
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Yeesh, what a mess. We have some sudden repairs piling up, too, but not on that scale. Here's hoping that's the end of it.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:27 PM   #4
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Bummer, Katie...

I feel your pain as, we had to replace everything in our Missouri home.. New roof (not just roofing material, a complete new structure), all kitchen appliances, heating/cooling, change from septic tank to sewer system, 2 bathrooms, electric panel (along with new wiring), etc., etc., etc...

One reason we like apartment living, at our ages, is that we just call the landlord now...

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Old 09-25-2017, 07:55 PM   #5
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You're on an awful run right now, Katie.

We've had to replace my car after totaling it. last week we had to replace our water heater (16 years old). Our dishwasher is acting up. Not sure what's next.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:52 PM   #6
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Ugh, Katie....that sure IS a lot on your financial plate at one time! Good thing though, that the AC didn't go out in the dead of summer.

I replaced the toilys in both bathrooms a few years ago with 'comfort height' and love them....lol
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Ugh, Katie....that sure IS a lot on your financial plate at one time! Good thing though, that the AC didn't go out in the dead of summer.

I replaced the toilys in both bathrooms a few years ago with 'comfort height' and love them....lol
No fall here yet. Still humid and in the 90s.
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:25 PM   #8
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Sorry to hear that.
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:44 AM   #9
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Are we having fun yet?...we had to have a new pressure tank for our well....Then our microwave went belly up on Thursday...In the midst of all this we contracted to have a new roof put on the house. It's a single-story house but it is a BIG house, so lots of roof. That translates to lots of $$$$$$...while we were watching TV Saturday night, our air-conditioning system went out...The AC doctor arrived this morning and pronounced our system dead, dead, deadsky. That'll be another bunch of $$$$.

I searched our property this afternoon and had no success locating a money tree.
You want to know what I love most about you, Katie? No matter what, you still have your sense of humor. What a terrible run of luck you've had recently. I hope the next time you're digging in your yard you run across a chest of buried treasure.
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The joys of home ownership. It seems things go out at the worst time, and in multiples. We barely had a winter last year, but the one week of brutally cold weather we did have, was when one of my furnaces called it quits. Parts had to be ordered, so I had no heating on the first floor (where my bedroom is) for about four days. It was fixed just in time for the weather to warm up.

Keep your chin up!

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