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Sooo... found a gas leak from our hot water heater last week.  It's right next to the furnace.  That was about $1100 to replace.  Not happy, but I'm not sure what price I'd put on not dying a fiery, explosive death.
Earlier this year, we had to rip out the A/C and replace the entire unit- that was about $3400 after financing (I didn't want to dip that heavily into savings); the rate's good, so we're not losing much to interest.
So, last night it wasn't too much of a surprise to learn that two of the blowers in our furnace are cracked and are leaking CO2 into the vents that go into the house.  So, we're without heat until next week, Thursday the earliest.  I can deal with that- we have space heaters, blankets and warm clothes.  That's about another $3400, labor included that we're paying outright.
So.  These things come in threes, right?  I mean, we're done for now?  Can we make it to next year without a massive issue, say like the tub collapsing through the top floor, or our washer and dryer blasting through the back exterior wall?  Because that'd be keen to not have to deal with that right now.  We've already decided we're not doing Christmas gifts this year because of all this.
*sigh*  But hey.  We have a roof over our heads, food on the table, and jobs.  So I guess it's not so bad.  But I really would have liked to have paid off the car this year (about 2 years early).

Date: 2008-11-09 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that sucks. If things come in threes, the problem is that you never know when a set of three is ending/starting. Like, what if the water heater gas leak was the tail end of a set of three, and the furnace was an element in a new set of three. Well, for your sake, I hope not.
Anyway, better CO2 than CO. If it'd gotten worse, you would have just found yourself strangely out of breath, as opposed to very sleepy and then dead.
My parents are about to buy their first (i know, that's weird) house soon, and sometimes I worry about them. They've never had to deal with getting their own appliances/utilities fixed.


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