When it Rains, It Pours
We made a “fun” discovery this winter when it rained pretty heavily: we had a leak somewhere in the roof. I had a roofer come out and he determined that it was the attic window that was cracked and the caulking around the window needed to be redone. He said he could replace the plexiglass window for me for $75, or we could go to the hardware store and ask them to cut a piece of plexiglass and then install it ourselves. I told him we’d do that. Over a month later it’s still not done. Big surprise. What happened was we started debating whether or not to just go ahead and replace that window with a real window that slides shut so that it’s stronger and more energy efficient.
That led to the fact that we have one more attic window that could stand to be replaced, as well as three windows on one part of the house that need to be replaced eventually as well. Of course I’m debating whether or not we just replace the attic windows that need to be and then wait to replace the other three. The windows aren’t horrible but they are older and I know they aren’t nearly as energy efficient as they could be. So now it boils down to: which windows do we replace, all of them, or just the ones that are in dire need?
Then, this morning I was making tea and the burner started sparking and I was scared it was going to catch on fire. Mr. Money assured me it wouldn’t, but it still made me nervous. The stove has been slowly dying since we bought the house 4 years ago. I’d be totally fine with replacing it with a stainless steel electric range, but Mr. Money wants gas (as he’s a chef and it’s important to him) but we’d have to have a gas line run to the stove, so that would be an extra cost.
And also my car needs new tires soon. It seems like everything is happening at once! It’s hard to decide whether or not to just go ahead and do everything at once, or spread it out. This is the reason we save money because there are always going to be expenses like this. I’m very thankful we have some money saved so it won’t be such a financial blow. It just seems like when it rains, it pours (literally).
Does it seem like everything happens to you at once?