Tuesday, July 06, 2010

There's a Hole in the Yard, Dear Liza...

I spent part of my Independence Day weekend digging a 5+ foot deep hole in my front yard. The stop and waste valve has gone bad and is leaking water into the ground. That's wasteful and causing an issue with the yard. Nonetheless, I dug a hole for the plumber to get at the bad part.

He'll get to put the new part in today after I get home from work and then, I'll get to put the dirt back into the hole. It's party time at my house tonight!!! :)

Couldn't I just bury my money in a shallow hole in the yard and bypass all the middlemen? It's going to cost on the order of $350 when it's all said and done.

Now, my back and left shoulder are killing me and Iam acutely feeling the effects of age. Getting old sucks!

Once again, this is proof that owning a home is a giant money suck.

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Old Man With a radio transmitter in his car said...

My parents dribbled money and dribbled money for over 60 years, and their house still went to pot... we're spending thousands and thousands just to meet the code to put it on the market. I can't wait to retire and get into a retirement apartment where I can let somebody else break their back cutting up the dead peach tree and hauling the downed tree limbs to the brush pile and getting stung by hornets from the brush pile in the process! (Guess what I did over the weekend?)