Oct. 21st, 2008

Sigh...

Oct. 21st, 2008 12:47 pm
greenman: (Dr. Horrible laugh)
Well, the waterfall in the kitchen has been contained, for (just) less than $500 dollars. Apparently, due to the age of the pipes (and the fact that we'd been using Draino on them to clear clogging) the pipes were going to go at some point, and they just happened to go yesterday morning.

Unfortunately, we were also informed that we're going to have to replace our hot water heater. The guy quoted us a price of $960, which included the price of the new water heater (a better model than the Sears model that we currently have), the installation cost, and the cost to remove the old one. I have no idea if that's a good price or not. One of the things that I'm going to be doing today is looking at the cost of water heaters, and see if that seems like a reasonable price.

But I'd be elated if we could avoid having any other of our household appliances or systems break down for a while.

On lighter news (literally), as I was putting clothes back in the closet last night (the access panel for the tub plumbing is in the back of our bedroom closet), I decided to try on an old sports coat that I'd been wearing a lot around the time Alyse and I got married. I hadn't been able to wear it for a while, since I'd gained a lot of weight, but I've been losing weight over the last few months. And lo and behold, it fit! Might still be just a touch tight, but it's certainly within the realm of wearable. And I'm still working on losing weight, so it will certainly be wearable again.

It's not that I want to wear that sports coat a lot... But it's a physical confirmation of the fact that I AM losing weight, which is a really cool thing.

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