Saturday, April 11, 2015

Harry Down Under

Harry Down Under

Couldn't resist posting this!
Thanks, MiniCapt!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Water heater update

She developed a slow leak this morning.  I swear she heard all the chatter about having her replaced and is heartbroken-shedding tears.
I left work early because I did not trust my daughter to tell me the truth about the damage. The plumber was conveniently across the street and came by to assess the damage.  They are currently installing a new one!
Let us hope the other appliances don't feel slighted and throw their dummies out of the pram!
Timing is everything.  I had my taxes done earlier this week and am getting a refund.  No deep pockets for this off budget expense.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

She Should Be Shamed And Never Published Again

But of course, that has not happened yet.  She is still being protected by Rolling Stone for writing her piece of fiction.  I hope the UVA fraternity goes after every one involved - EVERYONE!  Did I say that loud enough.  For every penny every one of them has.

Such harsh treatment for one fictional story?  Well uh no.  She wrote more.  I found this links in the comment section of Duff and Nonsense
Before Rolling Stone
More Shoddy Journalism

If she wants to write fiction, then dammit, get a publisher and write a book.  But then that would require discipline and most likely research.  At least two things she really doesn't do well.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I Need Advice

I need some input if you don't mind.  
My house was built 87-88 and the only appliance I have replaced so far is the fridge.
When the plumber was in replacing my kitchen faucet this morning, he mentioned that in mid April the price of water heaters is going to probably double because the government is changing some regulations.  I looked it up and he is right.  
Currently it would cost around $1000 to replace my water heater - including installation, and would - from what I have been reading - double in price after the government changes come into force.
There is nothing wrong with my current water heater.  It heats water just fine, and after an unusual high usage takes under an hour to heat up again.  
Should I go ahead and replace it now, or just save more money and when it needs replacing then so be it.  From everything else I am reading, the cost savings per year to have this new govt regulated supposedly more efficient contraption is negligible.  And all I can see, from my brief research, is that more insulation to the heaters will be added.
I don't believe in replacing something until it well and truly dead, so am a bit a loose ends.  Will I save money now, or just waste it on something that may last me a bit longer?
I guess I can say that the reason I hesitate is because I have listened to advice before that turned out to be not so good and still regret the decision.
Thank you for your input.