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Home Maintenance Update

April 7th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Oy vey.

Dh called me to tell me that neighbor handyman patched one leak in our gutter and may cost $20-ish. (Big whoop, huh???)

But, this made me pretty grumpy. We have multiple leaks and issues all around the house. Apparently a ton of dirt had piled up in there so he was cleaning it out and patching it up.

I said, "Well, what about leak a, b, and c? & maybe he should go around and look for other problem areas."

I know the average person is just cheap, but I'd rather clean out the gutters than have further issues. Seems to me some preventitive maintenance is in order.

I was just so annoyed when I got off the phone with him.

Guess he talked to him more about it and he looked everything over. Not sure if he would have otherwise, but after I griped at him a bit... Found pretty much three major problem areas that will be simple to fix. He didn't want to even charge us, but dh insisted (& will round up, of course). He will finish it tomorrow, so will see what the final damage is.

This leaves some minor leaks that dh hadn't noticed that I had. Kind of funny because he noticed ones that I hadn't. So, next time it rains we will just do a once over and make notes of all the patches we need. I don't know how thoroughly he checked everything in the end, but I suppose we will have all the leaky areas double checked eventually.

In the end, was really nice because to just call him over to look everything over is no biggie (he can walk). Not like calling some professional who has to drive many miles and run back and forth.


This repair/maintenance ended up being so minor that I am thinking of buying that screen door I have been wanting forever on our front door. I know just the man to help us install it, too. Big Grin

Will think about it...

5 Responses to “Home Maintenance Update”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Glad it turned out to be pretty easy peasy to take care of ... with money left over for extras Big Grin

  2. monkeymama Says:

    I told dh I would like to price doors next weekend, but only if I get the overtime bonus I expect. Will see!

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    I saw a screen/security door in the Lowes ad for $68. Plus whatever lock and handle you pick out.

  4. monkeymama Says:

    Unfortunately won't be simple - will need to custom order a door. I'm expecting to pay a few hundred dollars - which is why I have put this purchase off so long...

    That said, when we bought our new home 10 years ago it was impossible to find anything. Lately I have had an easier time finding drapes, etc., so I presume these extra large type doors are becoming more common. Fingers crossed.

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