so much for a frugal year...

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so much for a frugal year...

Postby yvette » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:41 pm

Ok, so this was going to be the year that we finally start to pay down our mortgage a bit through making economies in our domestic management. My partner was not initially enthusiastic, but had come round and had agreed to give it a go. January is expensive anyway as we have three big birthdays (partner, son, grandma) and the car tax, so we were prepared for all that. What we weren't prepared for was:
The roof beginning to leak
The front gate to come off
The washing machine conking out completely
The shower to stop working
The stopcock to seize up (something of a problem if we want to try to sort the washing machine and the shower)
The kitchen mixer tap to start hooting and not work properly.
All in the last week. It is getting funny now. Yesterday I broke the most recent in a long line of tin openers. And last night we came home, I put my hand on the living room door handle and it sheered off in my hand.
I am jinxed :shock:
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Re: so much for a frugal year...

Postby Maykal » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:54 pm

Might the four plumbing-related ones be connected? Perhaps something got into the water system, some kind of deposit, and has been distributed to all those fixings. At the end of the tap is usually a little metal part you can unscrew. It has a filter in it, normally a bit of metal gauze. Unscrew that and see if there's any gunk in it. While it's off, run the tap again and see if it still complains.
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Re: so much for a frugal year...

Postby Flo » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:24 am

I don't think you are jinxed - I think your partner has put a jinx on the house. :mrgreen:
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