For whatever reason this didn't post on Thursday. I guess you could say I am a day late and a dollar short! ha
It has been a beautiful week! The weather has been wonderful with temperatures dipping into the 50's at night and then climbing into the 80's during the day. This is my favorite type of weather. Perfect! That means the windows have been thrown open.
A few things have broken around here. We heard a terrible noise in the garage. I admit it scared me and startled Chuck. He thought for a moments and knew it was the garage door spring.
I went to get the floor cleaner out from under the kitchen sink and noticed water. I cleaned it up and there was more water after dinner. Chuck took a look and saw that the garbage disposal was leaking from the bottom. A quick internet search and it was determined that a seal was bad. It advised that it was more cost effective to replace the unit as if one seal has gone bad the other won't be far behind.
Garbage disposals aren't cheap! Chuck used a gift card he had gotten for his birthday to cover almost half of the expense.
Super thankful for a guy that is handy and isn't afraid to jump in and tackle these projects. I can't begin to tell you the money we have saved, over the years, by doing things ourselves. YouTube is a great source for learning how to do these things.
I mentioned that over the weekend we put a new liner in my paren'ts pool. The cost to have this professionaly done was $2500.
My parents, my family and my sisters' family were able to tackle this for the cost of the liner and a load of sand that my dad picked up himself. I admit it was a real pain to complete but it's done and we saved my parents quite a bit of money. The bonus is that Megan will get a ton of enjoyment out of it!
So there you go. I hope this encourages you to do things to save money. The old adage that every penny counts seems to apply more and more these days. I find it's much harder to stretch my pennies into nickles. *smile* I find it encouraging to hear about other frugal adventures.
May your day be filled with joy in the journey!