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Waiting on that Boring Day . . .

Today began with a doorbell ring at 6:50 AM.

Starting the Morning with our friends at the DPW

Starting the Morning with our friends at the DPW

New water main break – two or three of them actually.  One right next door.  The frost line is down so far this year it is reaching pipes that normally would not be affected.  Note to self: don’t plan to put any seedlings in the ground in May.

Our neighbors have a big hole, and no water yet for any of us.




One thing that makes ‘Murphy’ come around is extreme weather.  I speak from experience this week, and it is only Tuesday!

Yesterday we had a flat tire that was so beat up that it required a completely new tire.  The roads around here are crumbling with huge craters from the extreme cold.  We have no idea what caused such a big puncture.  Cost:  $200.00.  Paid for out of our ‘Auto Repair’ fund.  Now, you might recall we are saving for new tires and brakes for one car.  Murphy’s Law … the car with the puncture is NOT the same car that needs new tires this Spring!  Grrr.

Today our neighborhood water main broke, again from the prolonged extreme cold.  We haven’t seen 30 degrees F in months.  The water main is the pipe that brings fresh water to your home.  The water gets shut off while they dig up the street.  There are so many water main breaks in our village that they are working 24 hours a day to keep up.   We were preparing to foot the bill for a hotel stay tonight, but they were able to get it repaired in time.  Got lucky on that one.

Emergency fund = Murphy repellant.  As Dave Ramsey says ‘An emergency fund turns a crisis into an inconvenience.’

I am hoping for a boring day tomorrow!