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When it rains, it pours

August 20th, 2015 at 08:22 pm

Imoved into my new home, 20 years ago this month.
In the past few years, I have replaced the refrigerator, the stove top and the dishwaher.

Last year, the downstaris ac/heat went out and I had to get a new unit.I was not happy with the new one. I have always used Lennox (in allthe homes we built)
This was is a trane and it has a heat pump. It does not stay warm in winter and my electric bills have gone way, way up.

In February, my double oven went out. I have not replaced it yet, because I still have one working oven and I don't like cooking.

Last week, my upstairs a/c gave out. I thought I would need a new unit, but they told me the circuit
board went bad. They replaced that this week, so we have a/c upstairs again.

Tuesday, we noticed we had no hot water. The hot water heater quit working. Lucky for us, I thought, we had a back up unit. We have a 2nd water heater for the jacuzzi tub. We tried it out, but it has quit working too.

So, today, my husband bought two new hot water heaters for a total of $861.00 and replaced both of them. Lucky for me, he is so handy. But he does not work on air conditioners, so we don't know how much that repair will be. It has been a costly week.

I would love a new house where nothing needs to be repaired. Hubby is balking on that, tho.

He really likes our property that we built on. It is a level two acres with lots of trees (that we planted 20 years ago) with 500 feet on a nice creek. He has 2 garages for all his cars (5) and stuff! He says, we can't find any property as nice as this because we are in the mountains and level lots do not exist.

So, I guess we will continue fixing up and just stay right here.

4 Responses to “When it rains, it pours”

  1. snafu Says:

    Julie, be careful what you wish for! Moving after 20 years in the same residence is not a step to take because appliances have worn out after serving you for such a long time. I recall when I bought this old condo, the hot water heater quit three days after I moved in. Delivery and installation doubled the cost of the actual tank.

    Imagine having to make decisions about every single item in your house + garages. Keep, discard, sell, donate followed by wrap & pack, take photos & write ads, figure out who takes what donations. Follow up with all those people trooping through your home making snide remarks and three weeks of get settled in new location with related costs. Oh, decisions, decisions, decisions a place for everything and everything in it's place! Moving costs and legal fees make it far more practical to buy the best appliances and replace the roof.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I'm in agreement with Snafu... What do they say to spend on home maintenance- 1% of home purchase price per year? So if you got away with not spending for a few years and you now have to spend a bit it's not really as bad as you think it is... And packing to move- you would really have to want to move to go through that

  3. Ima saver Says:

    You guys are right! Thhhis home has held up very well and still it the best looking in the neighborhood! (of course my husband built it) I think I will replace the old carpet next.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is a lot of stuff to go wrong at once, although after 20 years ... Smile

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