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Oh dear--very spendy

December 3rd, 2012 at 07:12 pm

I hesitate to even begin my litany of recent spending. It's been ugly, but mostly necessary.
While we were in MN Thanksgiving weekend my car window decided to come off the track. I kind of freaked out since I was merging onto the freeway when it happened, but I returned to my brother's house and we managed to at least get the window up to fend against the 18 degree cold. That was fixed with a new motor and lots of work to the tune of $600.
Next? Our scheduled three window installation. We expected that, but the additional $1200 left after the deposit was not the best timing.
Next? Our hot water heating in our family room went out. The tank leaked in the basement, drained the system, and knocked the whole thing out. Chock up another $1400.
Need more? The Tuesday before Thanksgiving the blasted dishwasher (always troublesome) started smoking and burning. A service call would be at least $200 according to the repair service, and then the wheels snapped off the bottom shelf too. It's only 10 years old, but we've had nothing but problems with it. I went out on Wednesday and bought a new one.

I think that's enough ugliness for now, but the university did manage to pay me. Except now it's all gone.

Another 10 days before the semester ends. Even all that spending, as wretched as it is, pales in comparison with the joy of my impending freedom.

4 Responses to “Oh dear--very spendy”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    One wonders if the fates really do conspire!

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    Oh my! When it rains it pours! Frown

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh my! Ironic that you get paid around the same time these murphy visits occur. Or a blessing in disguise. Smile

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Wow! What a load of Murphy!

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