I’m not sure about you, but at my house when something breaks it doesn’t just end there. At my house, things seem to brake in pairs?
Let me explain that the counselor and I are not fixer-upper kind of people. We are not blessed with such a gift. If anything, we tend to have the opposite affect on things that are broken - as in our efforts only make matters worse. I tell the counselor he can fix a failing marriage, but he can't fix a leaky toilet. And what about me? I can make cookies in 10-minutes flat, do up a mean French braid, but don’t ask me to fix a broken cabinet door or creaky ceiling fan. I can’t fix it and either can the Mr.
So, a few weeks ago my dishwasher broke. I knew it was on its last leg (or peg leg), but when my kitchen sink backed up too, I was in a hurry to get everything fixed. I tried, like a city girl in high-heals tries to fix her car that won't start, but I knew before I took anything apart it was a lost cause.
It took a few days to schedule a plumber to come out, so I started doing research on purchasing a new dishwasher. I love shopping, but dishwasher shopping isn't quite what I have in mind for a fun day out. I shopped around a bit online and was discouraged to realize the BOSCH dishwasher I wanted was $600.
Yes, the joys of home-ownership!
So, on a whim I did a craigslist search for a BOSCH dishwasher. Wouldn’t you know it, several were available. I called on a $200 used BOSCH, but it was a ways from my home. Plus, could I really spend $200 on a used dishwasher. What if I got it home and it didn’t work properly?
Well, the next day, I did another BOSCH search and for $25 (and just a few miles away) I found one and in about ½ hour, I was the proud new owner. The person who sold it to me said it worked fine, he just wanted to trade out his appliances for stainless steal.
The plumber fixed the sink and traded out the broken dishwasher for the new one . . . and then . . .
my refrigerator broke.
I didn’t even consider purchasing a new one. I immediately did a craigslist search for refrigerators and found another person trading out appliances for stainless steal. That’s when I wondered if there was something wrong with me because I seem to be the only person in my city who doesn’t mind having non-stainless steal appliances.
I quickly got past that, because my "new to me, but used" two-year old immaculate Amana refrigerator, with working ice maker included was $280. I looked my model up online and it runs around $1200.
So there you have it. I may not have the trendiest kitchen (do bisque and black really go together?), but I was able to get everything updated on a tight little budget.
informed me last night the dryer doesn’t turn on. Here I go again.