Post # 1
So, I got up for my exercise class this morning and went to the basement to get something…and we had gray water coming up from the floor drain again. Doesn’t smell like sewer backup, but is still a problem. Third time this year.
So, I called roto-rooter (again) and they came out and the guy tried to cause the backup again; he ran our water for a few minutes and nothing happened. I decided to have them stick a camera down my pipe and it showed that the pipe had become misaligned, which causes things to dam up and the water to back up.
They’re coming this afternoon to fix it. They have to dig up my yard in order to do it and it’s going to cost at least 2K.
I’m not gonna lie, I cried a little. I have the money, and have been saving it for instances just like this, but I was hoping I’d be able to use it toward our honeymoon instead.
So yeah, f*ck when houses break. 🙁 Today sucks ass.
Post # 3
@DomesticDiva: So sorry, that sucks. Hopefully you are able to still go on the honeymoon you are hoping for.
When people say that renting is a waste of money, these are the situations in which it’s a benefit to rent. Especially if one does not have the funds saved up to cover the cost. My DH and I are looking at homes, but I told him I don’t want to buy until we have at least $10,000 saved in addition to the down payment because of potential repairs. He was a little bummed, but if something breaks, we can’t call the landlord anymore!
Of course homeownership in the long run can be a great benefit, but it can definitely be a costly one as well (depending on the home purchased).
(Sorry, totally not trying to be a debbie downer either on my post).
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Yep, those moments totally suck. Every time we have something like that happen, I just think of what fun I could be having with that repair money. I know that I shouldn’t let myself think that way because it certainly doesn’t help the situation. But… just…. gosh darnit. ugh.
Post # 5
Ugh, I’m so sorry! At east it’s getting fixed..
Post # 6
@bmo88: That’s smart of you; to save up extra for repairs before you buy your house.
We will still be able to go on the honeymoon we want; we WILL make it happen somehow. I was planning to surprise FI with an extra lump sum into our wedding/honeymoon account and losing this 2K to home repairs is going to put a dent in that. 🙁
@lovekiss: Yes, that’s exactly where my mind goes, too. And it just makes it worse…
Post # 7
I’m with you. Just this month, FI and I had to pay $800 to replace our dishwasher unexpectedly. We thought we had to replace the fridge too because it wasn’t cooling properly, but we were able to fix it by cleaning the coils. House problems seem to come up at the worst times.
Hope everything goes well with your plumbing fix.
Post # 8
@bmo88: This exactly! We had a hornet’s nest under our paneling this summer and who knows what it would have cost had the landlord not taken care of it.
I don’t know if FI and I will ever own a home but that’s kind of ok…lol
Post # 9
It got taken care of pretty quickly yesterday…by 4:00 my yard was all dug up and the pipe was fixed, and they didn’t go over there $2,000 estimate, so that’s something.
I wore an orange sweater to for Halloween. Too tired from everything yesterday to come up with a last minute costume.