Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Waiting for the 3rd thing...

They say things happen in "3s", well we're sitting here waiting for the 3rd thing to happen. Last Thursday, our summer roommate text me to say that she couldn't get into our house because our garage door wouldn't go up. Luckily, we had a key for her to use, but we still had a problem to deal with. Craig got home from work that day, and he could barely manually lift the door up. Upon further inspection, he discovered one of the coiled springs had split into two pieces. 24 hours and about $200 later we have a functioning garage door!

The same day we realized that our ice maker wasn't making any ice. For the first time in two years of living here, our ice tray was completely empty. Craig did some research and decided to order a replacement piece from an online store, as he wasn't able to find a GE brand valve at Lowe's or Home Depot. The piece came today, and after all that and about a week's worth of waiting, the piece was worthless and cost us $30. He called a local appliance repair piece, they advised us to purchase a whole new ice maker, but couldn't promise that would fix our problem. We'd be out the $200ish to attempt that. Our refrigerator is over 10 years old, so now we questioning how smart it is to put hundreds of dollars of work and parts into it if it could go out on us completely any time. We may be doing some refrigerator shopping this weekend...

So, we're waiting for the next thing to happen with the house. After 2 years, I guess it's bound to happen as we haven't hand any self-induce house expenses thus far. Oh, the joys of home ownership. Let's just pray the third thing is something simple and inexpensive, we've got a hungry little girl to feed!

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