Why is it... that when you least expect it, something major in your home decides to go KAPUT!!!
In the last month, I've had 2 such things.
First, I had my washing machine decide to spill all kinds of water all over my living room floor. Turns out that something (a button, a coin, or some other small object) got stuck in the water pump and wore a hold in the side of the plastic housing, thus allowing water to spill freely from the unit.
This repair set me back about $150... a $50 part with the rest being labor (of which it only took the repair guy 20 minutes to replace the part). Now I don't know about most of you guys, but I can't earn $100 in 20 mins at my job. Hell, I'm thinkin' that maybe I should get into the "washing machine repair business" if they can make cash like that (Just don't go work for Maytag... like the "Maytag Man")
Next... the garage got jealous that the washing machine was getting serviced, so it decides to fry the garage door opener. Turns out, one of my door remotes went on the fritz and started randomly cycling the door up and and down until the motor burned out. By the time I figured out that the remote was causing the random activation, the motor was smoking and fried. On top of this, my garage door (an old wood style from the 70s or 80s) pretty much was deemed too damaged to repair by the technican I called to replace the opener.
I've know for some time that my garage door sucked.. but hey, it did it's job... but as the guy worked on it he showed me that it was only hanging on to the wall by gravity and tension... and that it could possibly collapse at any time without warning. Now granted... I didn't plan on buying a new garage door anytime soon... but I sure didn't want to spend any more money trying to bandaid my old door.
So now I've had to drop over a grand to get the door and the opener replaced. I'm still not recovered from "Christmas", yet the house is trying to go "whole hog" on me.
Seriously, it's getting to the point now that I'm gunshy of what is gonna break next around here....
... oh... my achin' wallet. OWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!