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The Family Christmas Gift

December 19th, 2011 at 08:18 am

Yes, it is the week before Christmas when the well pump went out, and there was no water all through the house.

But, much to my surprise, the well man showed up on time and fixed the problem.

I am now out $830 which drained my emergency fund and I had to take a cash advance off a credit card for half of it. Bummer.

I will now have to work even harder to catch up, but it only took half the time to shower, cause I have such great water pressure.

So, the Christmas elf has restored sanity in my home for my teenagers.

Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy your showers.

8 Responses to “The Family Christmas Gift”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Ah, too bad. $830 was about the cost of my ill-timed car repair, too.

  2. CCraw Says:

    So Sorry to hear this...the pump on our well went out last month and cost a little over $1000 to fix and replace...I feel your pain!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    yuck--but showers of blessing, I guess.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad to hear it is fixed, but sorry the cost was so great.

  5. Jenn Says:

    Glad you had the EF so all of it didn't hit the credit card.

  6. patientsaver Says:

    Ouch! I've heard well pumps can be expensive to replace.

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, I had just read the other entry and was hoping it wouldn't be expensive. Ouch.

  8. Campfrugal Says:

    Yeah, it's okay. The well pump had been diminishing for about a year, so I was able to drag it out. The funny thing is, normally I spend somewhere around $1500 on Christmas gifts. This year, I spent $645 on gifts and the well must have known I had a little left over. So, the well made up the difference in my Christmas money.

    Bummer is, my EF is completely drained, all but $15, because the past two months, I have had two other, not planned for expenses, like my furnace and replacing a fuel pump on the Neon.

    Oh, well, I will rebuild. Christmas is done, the bills are paid, we have food, we are warm, the car runs, we can take a shower and my family is happy.

    But, it is definitely time for Murphy/Devil to be out of my home.

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