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Friday, October 18, 2019

Kitchen is done, still have the bathroom to complete. Some wall touch up, prime it and paint.
also need a new facet and pea trap as there is a small leak now and then

It have been a very expensive year for house repairs. New water heater in January, that was fun with no hot water for 3 days in January!

Then the Kitchen remodel which took about 3 months from start to finish, but it is done and I love it !

Then my whole heart monitor, Defibrillator issue, it has healed well and thankfully no issues.

Now the furnace! Can I catch a break here?!?!

I had a friend who's husband was a furnace guy, I could leave the back door unlocked and he'd come in to do his thing and send me the bill. The last time he was here he said a part would eventually have to be replaced. He died 3 months later. I didn't have anyone out the next year as there was no real issue. the next year it had a hickup in Jan, the next day it was fine. This year it wouldn't turn on. My mom was using my guy and this year she found another guy she was happy with. So I called him and he was here this past Tuesday.

Well the part that needed to be replaced, now does and the heat ex-changer has a crack which could cause carbon monoxide to leak into the house. so to repair it would have been about 1,000 dollars on a 22 year old furnace, or get a new one for 2,300. No brainer a new furnace we will get. Now he could have gotten it installed this Sat but it would have costed me more for a Sat delivery and install. With my work schedule this week and his work load Tuesday this coming week it was.

Now the weather never got below freezing on nay given night so far, but high 30's and 40's is still cold with NO heat! LOL. Thank GOD the oven warms things up some when I let it run for about 1.5-2 hours with the door open.

It certainly makes one thankful for central heat, when you don't have it. Makes you appreciate what our ancestors went through without central heat and only a cast iron stove for heat and cooking.

Looking forward to Tuesday!
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  • FLORIDASUN
    Oh boy...you with your heating problems and me with my A/C problems. The upstairs A/C died so I've not been running it hoping for the cooler weather to FINALLY get here! I do worry because without the upstairs unit running the downstairs unit (the big one) works harder. If that one goes out I'm cooked...literally haha!

    I'm praying for happiness and peace to come to you Chris...I know you try so very hard to take care of everyone in your family and I hope you give yourself a break and take just as GOOD care of yourself to.

    You deserve that above all my friend! emoticon
    14 days ago
  • ZELLAZM
    I see what you mean by a lot going on! Like they say, it never rains it pours. I've be I've been planning on/budgeting for redoing my living room and kitchen, and then last week my washing machine broke down! Sorry to hear about your health issues as well...we've been out of touch!
    20 days ago
  • BEDA65
    So you're in the midst of a remodel also. Enjoyed your intro here on your page and reading your blog. Positive energy your way. ~B~

    21 days ago
  • TSISQUAUSDI
    Criminy! I'm not getting notices when you post for some reason!! God has a plan for sure - I know it's expensive, but the new furnace will abate the danger of the carbon monoxide poisoning, and my friend, the world is better with you in it! I went through the same thing in 2016 - I had to replace my furnace when I replaced my A/C unit, because I have a natural gas furnace. That was a $4,300 expense when I was on unemployment!!! But what a blessing in disguise! I've been cool when it's hot out, and warm when it's been cold without having to even think about it. Now, it's your turn! Soon, you're going to have warm and trouble-free winter!

    As for health issues, I really believe that the stress we get in our jobs tends to mask some of our symptoms, and when we retire and relax, everything seems to come to the surface. I think you'll find that life will be a lot smoother now that your major health problem has been addressed. Girl! We've got gardening to do this Spring!! emoticon


    22 days ago
  • CBRINKLEY401
    Don't say "break" - the appliances are listening in and might take it as an order to do just that! So sorry you are dealing with this, but a new furnace will not only be cheaper to run, saving money on your monthly bills, but it also should be reliable and worry free for a long time!
    I loved the kitchen remodel pictures and am glad you are enjoying that. We still have 3 bathrooms to remodel, practically have to gut them all!
    28 days ago
  • ZANYGIRL1
    Better times are coming. Keeping you in my prayers! emoticon
    28 days ago
  • TCANNO
    take a rest and regroup

    emoticon
    28 days ago
  • LESLIELENORE
    Heat is important in cold climes! Glad your problem heater will be replaced. It has been a tough year for you, I will pray for peace for you and yours!
    28 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    ............and you're still sane?!! What a busy time you've had Chris, but it sounds like you're over the hump regarding home maintenance so you can have a break hun.
    Man ...you deserve it emoticon
    28 days ago
  • SVELTEWARRIOR
    You sure do need a break!!!
    28 days ago
  • CHANGZWALK
    emoticon whew! here's to a nice, warm & cozy winter after all's said & done!! will be well worth it :)
    29 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OH wow, you really do need to catch a break, don't you!
    29 days ago
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