At the end of next June, we will have lived in this house for 4 years.
We’ve known, since we moved in, that there was a slight carbon monoxide leak from the water heater.
Obviously, one does not want a carbon monoxide leak. So, we did what any responsible adult would do.
We cracked open a basement window. You know, to let the carbon monoxide out. For over three years.
I mean, it wasn’t that bad of a leak because, well, we’re not dead.
Recently, the water heater came back into focus because our furnace didn’t seem to be working.
The furnace made noise, but neglected to put forth heat. Not that we would have missed it much this winter. Holy shit.
Anyway, when the heater dude was here, he brought the carbon monoxide leak to Randy’s attention again and we decided the “open a window” approach could no longer be viewed as anything but stupid.
So, getting the new water heater wasn’t a small thing. They had to drill a hole in the side of our house.
In the end, the water heater was about twice as expensive as I had hoped.
Plus, I see no difference. The water comes out of the faucets. Same as before.
That was the most money I had ever spent on anything besides a house or a car. The water heater was like a ghost. I mean, I guess there was a significant benefit, but it’s not one I can see.
I guess the only difference I see is that I don’t fall asleep as easy at night.
It was more fun spending money when I was young.
I had a few short years between being old enough to work and drive, but young enough to have no bills or financial obligation to anyone. Man, those were fun years to spend money.
I think the only thing that I hated spending money for back then was gas. I hated putting gas in my car because my car was a piece of shit and broke down all the time.
Who wants gas just sitting in the tank it that situation? That gas money could be used to get into a club or something. Or bus fare.
I went to the gas station every day so I could dribble just enough petrol into my tank.
You guys, that’s a hard habit to break. I was probably in my 40s before I could fill up my gas tank without feeling anxious about it.
Still, spending money was still more fun.
Although, I wish I had back all the money I spent on Aqua Net and roll-on lip gloss.
I’d probably be able to pay off a car.
Perhaps, spending money like an adult isn’t as fun, but I am super glad we got a new water heater.
Next, we’re getting the driveway leveled and a new roof. At least. I will be able to see the results of that grown up money spent.
These projects have been hanging over our heads since we moved in. It will feel good to get them done. I’m also happy that none of our current issues could potentially kill us.
I don’t want to brag or anything, but I think I might have a future as a life coach.