Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Christmas to me and Happy New Year to you

My gift to me. It's white and it's about 5' tall. It's round and sits on the ground. Wanna hear the story?

Christmas week, I was doing some laundry. Now, my washer and dryer are in my garage. (I didn't design this house, so no offense taken at your raised eyebrows.) Anywho...I noticed water coming out from under the washing machine. Being the diligent homeowner that I am (and having piles and piles of laundry to do) I called the repairman.

Two young fellows showed up, removed the cosmetics of my Whirlpool and started a small ghost load of laundry. After a bit, I went to check on the fellas and they were scratching their heads. Then they decided to run a large load of ghost laundry. Still nothing. No spillage, no leakage, no problemo. HUH?

One young fella said, "Is your water heater in that closet?" to which I replied "Oh, the closet that backs up to the washer and dryer? Indeed. That would be where the water heater is." I opened the closet to see rusty, leaking water all around the 15 year old water heater.

I paid the young men for their hard work. Uh huh. A $70 service charge. Then I got on the horn with a local plumber. We struck up a deal and within 2 hours I had my Christmas present to me.

I do so spoil myself, don't I?

David and I will be in east Texas this long weekend. New Year's Eve, we plan to boot scoot our way into 2010 at
Sacred Spur Ranch outside of Gladewater. Anyone wanna join us?
Christmas Eve 010
Happy New Year!


  1. Ah Mindy must stop treating yourself to such luxurious Gifts ..such as Hot Water ..LOL !! We lost our water heater this year too ..and found the leak by chance just as it started ..phew ..!!

    Gosh I can't imagine if it was the water heater this Christmas what are you going to spoil yourself with next year ...Maybe a new Garbage disposal ??? OR about a new float for the toilet ??? Better yet what about pumping the septic system ??? ROFL !!!

    Sounds like your going to have a Fun New Year and if I were near I'd join your fun.

    Wishing you a Very Happy and Blessed New Year !!


  2. Wherever you and Dave are going, enjoy and BE SAFE! Happy New Year, Mindy. I have so enjoyed getting to know you these past few months through blogging...
    My Best

  3. I thought the water came from the washing machine too. I wish we had realized what was going on so you could have saved the service charge. But we can't feel too bad because the washing machine repairmen made the same assumption right up until they couldn't find the leak in the machine. Oh well, at least you got a great deal on the new water heater!

    Ready to ring in the New Year with the love of my life!

  4. I hate those kind of gifts. Our furnace went out 2 days before Christmas and it was supposed to be -14 that night. Luckily it was a quick fix and I only had to pay the service call fee. we did however buy my hubby new brakes for Christmas!

  5. See ya tommorrow sometime... great choice...we love the spur...last time we were there a foal was born right outside the door. Don't order the chicken...

  6. Yeah, Amy, she's starting off the new year in hot water. ;-)

  7. Trust will be a better 2010 with hot water! Happy New Year!

  8. Here's to the new water heater and a very happy new year to you and David!!

  9. We also had a leak in our house right before Christmas (the main water valve to our house from the city). Yikes! These things are not fun at this time of year, but at least you're all set now :) Wishing you and your darling David a very Happy New Year together, Mindy!!!

  10. LOLOLOL I like it that you are starting the New Year in hot water... jump in, think later - that's my philosophy. hahaha!

    I'm glad you treated yourself to something wonderful... and hot water would be that! LOLOL

    You and David have LOADS *snicker* of fun - and Happy Happy New Year!!!

    I'm going to bring my laundry to your house now.

    ;-) Robelyn

  11. What is it with everything breaking during the holidays?!?

  12. Wow, you lucky ducky, most women our age can only dream of such a gift!

    Happy New Year Mindy and David! ~LA

  13. Happy New Year Mindy!

    I hope you and David have a fabulous time tonight!


  14. You're such a DIVA with your fancy schmancy, high maintenance needs! ;-)

    I'm sure your new present is a beauty, but I do feel a bit cheated that there's no pic...

    Y'all have a wonderful and Happy New Year!

  15. Mindy, you do spoil yourself , girl! Wishing you and David all the best in 2010


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