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Rain damage and Insurance

October 23rd, 2005 at 09:05 am

The good new is that the water damage to my ceiling and insulation is covered. Without a hole in the roof though personal property is not covered. We determined that our gutters were installed incorrectly and we reached an out of court deal for 1400 with the gutter company. DW birthday and a wedding sent the budget out of kilter. DD birthday is coming up. Christmas is coming. Sigh!

I am really not spending much money on myself and most days are no spend days! The wife and I are still struggling with our seperate ideas about spending but we are still talking. I suppose as long as we are talking things have a chance at getting better.

The rain does not fall mainly on the plain!!!

October 15th, 2005 at 07:02 pm

Well, as many of you have seen on the news the northeast has recieved a great deal of rain. Guess who has water damage in the upstairs bedroom? Yes. That is right! It is me. Now I have to replace my bed, the carpeting, the ceiling, etc....etc...etc....

I have to file a claim on my homeowners. Either the people who did the roof or the gutters last year are to blame. Now the the only issue to be settled is one of blame. I can't get angry any more. You have to laugh when this stuff happens. What else can you do?

I have been fairly good and the wife and I have been shopping together. So far we have cut about 50 dollars out. It may not be much but it is a start!

In charge of groceries or not?

October 4th, 2005 at 08:21 pm

The DW was very unhappy with my shopping excursion. I am not going to get into it. Suffice to say we will jointly go shopping! Arrrrggghhhhhhh!!!! It is at times like this the life of a hermit seems appealing. Well, then off we go together. Hopefully it works out. I am not in charge, per se, of the grocery shopping. Do I go to the mats on this one? No, I'll go with the DW and maybe we can work it out.

I guess the old saying is true:" If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans for tomorrow".