Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Cabernet in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Sign For Our Front Door

 

 

Angela and I have not done much this week except trying to stay warm.

Friday was our exciting day.We got up and showered and dressed and then off to town for supplies .

When we returned Angela turn on the hot water side of the faucet and nothing came out,she turned on the cold side and all was well lots of cold water.

I started checking things out to see what the problem was and found nothing.

I finely thru in the towel and was giving up. I called a Mobil rv service repair company. I was telling the guy the problem I was having and he says oh you have a broken check valve on the water heater.

A what? As the light came on in my dark little hole on my shoulder  a check valve I never thought about that. The guy said it was so late in the day that if I could wait till Monday it would cost  $150.00 or if I wanted it done over the weekend it would be $300.

Saturday morning I was up and off to the rv parts store and purchased a check valve for $9.00 and in 5 min we had hot water.

The next surprise I got this week was I received my first paycheck for the new year and it was about $30.00 light thanks to the new tax laws.

Thanks to the new tax laws and the price increase in everything, we ordered a new sign for our front door……

 

 

 

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11 comments:

where's weaver said...

Great to hear you could fix the hot water issue youself. With all the money you saved, you can take Angela out to eat and buy her a new outfit.

BJ said...

Now that sig really put a smile on my face. I'm waiting to see how much lighter my hubands first check of the year will be. Souns like the $20 SS increase will go away plus.........

Gypsy said...

The sign is pretty funny. I didn't get too big of an increase in my withholding so far, but who knows what the future holds. Food costs are sure going up.

kcgaz said...

Isn't it great to be so handy, look at all of the money you saved, you now have the extra money to pay more taxes! :(

Sue and Doug said...

a quick fix for under $10..good thing you are so handy!

Dennis and Donna said...

You are beginning to earn your "McGyver"badge..good job, grasshopper.

Carol Krajcar said...

Great sign! Glad you solved the water problem.

Tammy Fletcher said...

Well if the government has it's way we many not have any ammo to buy.

Rick Doyle said...

Anytime you can fix a problem yourself it's a great feeling and usually saves a lot of money - good job!

Larry and Samantha Bandstra said...

The prices they charge to repair things makes you want to become a Maytag repair man. Good job!

Phyllis said...

Hey you must be one of those 2% highly paid people who would be taxed higher. All others would not see one DIME in new taxes I've been told.