Saturday, March 9, 2013

…and Now the Spending Begins… °o° *•._.•* ‘ *•._.•* °o°

It seems like money is just flying out the window right now, and everything is costing $200 or more! 

The kitchen sink suddenly backed up last week with no warning and no home remedy would work = $280 bucks. 

The truck’s front breaks suddenly start grinding LOUDLY = $225

At least we have a planned expense coming up, that will help with increasing the value of our home; a full replacement of our Central Air Conditioning unit = $3000!

Below are the before and after pictures of the job they did. It’s nice to know that we will have a final summer in the desert with a fully functioning, energy efficient A/C unit that we can brag is BRAND new the year we are selling the home.
(This is the BEFORE. You can see that we stopped painting the exterior of the house just where the evap coolor started because we knew we would be replacing it. The evap cooler stopped working back in 2001. The A/C unit is the bigger one on the right.)
(This is the AFTER shot and the new A/C unit which is about the same size but has a larger capacity for the size of the house.  It also comes with a smart looking digital thermostat and a ten year warranty).

Unless there are further unforeseen expenses, The A/C will be the biggest out-of-pocket expense that we have to plan for. From here on out, I am expecting routine purchases like paint, spackle, or gas for the lawn mower. I have a short laundry list of small projects to get done around the house, but they are all easily manageable (knock on wood).

Comments are welcome. Positive feedback encouraged!

Mouseketeer Ken

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