Thursday, May 27, 2010

Home Repairs

My husband saved us about $200-$300 this week. Our washing machine was not working. It would start and then stop. The error message was F35, these new machines are great, they tell you what is wrong! So, my wise husband went on line and found what the message meant. It means that a sensor is bad somewhere in the machine. He bought the sensor, found where it belonged in the machine and replaced it. Total cost was $107.00. Money I was not happy to be spending on a 3 year old machine, but a lot less than a visit from the Whirlpool man would have cost us. I am happy with the results.

My husband does most of the repairs in our home and on our cars (new car excluded, warranty!). Over the years, we have probably saved thousands of dollars in costs. He replaces brakes, does plumbing, roof repairs and computer repairs, just to name a few. It is rare that I have to call in for back up, but we do when he feels that he can't do the job, is unsure of what needs to be done or it will prove to be too labor intensive. It is comforting to know that I have a partner who can fix almost anything.

What are some repairs you do around the house to save money?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Need Book Recomendations

I am in need of some fun summer book recommendations. I feel like I need some new ideas, I tend to read the same types of books over and over again. I am ready for a change