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Our House Decided to Mutiny

The Friday of Memorial Day weekend was a great day and I was ready to wash my car. We had just purchased car washing stuff for the house and I wanted to break it in. I connected the hose, filled the bucket, yada yada, then went into the house to check on Bo and found about a 1/2″ of water in the laundry room. I checked behind the washer and sure enough, the water was spraying out of a pipe right into the laundry room. You may remember that we had a frozen pipe in January during the polar vortex, well this leaky pipe is directly connected to that one. Luckily this pipe only leaks when the faucet outside is turned on. You bet your ass we aren’t using that one right now.

The fun continued around the house that weekend because when I turned on the furnace to take the chill out of the air on Saturday, it wouldn’t turn on. No heat. Perfect. This wasn’t the worst news because this isn’t the season where heat is crucial to living. Just for kicks, we turned on the air conditioning to test it out. That wasn’t turning on either. Again, luckily this isn’t the season where air conditioning makes live easier.

We had an HVAC guy come out and he made some simple fixes to the furnace and the air conditioning and now they both work. We have to schedule a plumber to come out to fix the pipe, but the heating/cooling took precedent of course.

Most people say that bad things happen in 3′s. If that is true then we have hit our magic 3 and we are finished for now.

NOPE. Whoever set the number at 3 has better luck than us.

The dryer stopped heating this past Saturday. It spun and worked otherwise, just no heat. But since the basic function of the dryer is to heat the clothing until dry, this was an issue. I laid my wet clothes out all over the living room and said a lot of nasty things to the dryer. I contacted a company that came out on Sunday and of course it was the MOST expensive part on the dryer that died. The only good thing that came out of this is that he found 2 other small issues that would have broken soon as well. So instead of having to call them out to fix it a few times, all 3 issues were fixed in one visit.

Let’s recap:
Broken
Pipe
Furnace
Air Conditioning
Dryer

Repaired
Furnace
Air Conditioning
Dryer

We only have to fix the pipe and we are back to baseline with the house. If we could only talk to my car about this then I think things would even out. I need a new tire. Or 3.

Contrary to what the house and my car thinks – I am not made of money.

This has been a rough 11 days around here.

  • http://www.notsosuddenlysusan.com susan @ suddenlysusan.com

    I sure hope you get your set of three awesome good things soon!

    • http://www.therearetwosides.com Amanda

      I hope so too! Thank you!

  • http://www.sherrystanfa-stanley.com sherrystanfastanley

    You poor thing! Well, how did you fare yesterday, with Friday the 13th, a full moon, and Mercury in Retrograde?

    • http://therearetwosides.com Amanda @ There Are 2 Sides

      I think that kind of stuff worked in our favor! Well, it didn’t work against us, so I count that as a win!