Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Easy Come. Easy Go.
This past Saturday we tried to get a handle on some neglected things around the house. Like the moss on the dormer roof shingles. I called two roof cleaning specialists and left messages but they never called back. So now I asked my husband to please clean the roof with the power washer. He said the power washer is too strong and will take the shingles off. I told him to please figure out how to not make it too strong and I went inside to make another list. This time I gave my daughter a specific grocery list asked her to also please get gas in my van. There was much commotion outside with the power washing, like 10 boys playing basketball in the driveway all watching the moss magically coming off the shingles, the dog barking at the noise the power washer is making and my husband balancing with one hand holding the rickety ladder. As my daughter is watching all of these people and backing out ...CRASH! over the curb with the van. Sounded like an explosion. I came out to see but she was driving away. 10 minutes later she called my husband and said the van won't steer. $700 to repair....guess that is the money we saved on the roofers. Meanwhile I am in the house writing lists for the rest of the kids. It is so hot! I look at the thermostat, 84 degrees. HOT! with the A/C on. I found the name of the heat pump man who serviced us last, and called him. He said it will cost $75 extra on Saturday. I said ok, please come today. No one could believe I didn't wait till Monday..very unlike me to spend the extra money, but I knew how busy the week was plus I wanted my husband to be here to help make decisions. Joe the serviceman arrives, looks at everything and says he will order the parts and be back on Monday. Oh and BTW, today is the last day of the warranty..so it was a good thing I came out...would have cost at least $1200, but now it's fully covered. ,
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 8:46 PM