when she was old she would wear purple so she would be the one in the purple hat.
My Mama always says, “If it isn’t something, it’s something else.” I know that sounds like a line from Forest Gump but it isn’t!
My Mama really say’s that and she’s right.
The other day I mentioned to my husband that my car was starting slow.
“When was the last time you replaced your battery?”
“How long have you had your car?”
“Six and a half years.”
“Oh my God, you go get a battery TOMORROW or your
car isn’t going to start.”
“How much will it cost?”
“Should be around sixty bucks.”
So the next day it was a snow day, of course, so I loaded up the kids and we went to Auto Zone. The nice gentleman behind the counter quoted me a price of $155 for a battery. My husband freaked out on the phone when I called and told him about it but it turns out car batteries are rather expensive these days.
The Auto Zone man told me it was Obama’s fault because he had destroyed the American battery industry with regulations and now
most batteries are being made overseas. I stopped listening after that point because frankly, I just didn’t care.
The kids and I roamed around the store while the battery was being installed and there is nothing more boring than shopping in an
auto store. After we smelled all of the air fresheners and the battery was
installed we were on our way.
Yesterday I went to Lowe’s to buy a couple electric heaters. We burn wood but it’s been so cold that we are down to a few racks left of our four cords. That is $600 in wood and the heat bill is still sky high. Houses in Kentucky are not built for this type of cold. Our heater
isn’t even normal, it’s a heat pump which pulls air in from the outside. That doesn’t work when it’s below zero. There were only five heaters left at Lowes so I picked out two ($180) and was on my way. Our house was toasty warm after that.
Once those ‘somethings’ were taken care of I thought maybe we were done. But I was wrong. This morning my husband woke me up
at 4:30am to tell me the pipes were frozen. That led to eight solid hours of trying “DIY” suggestions before I finally called the plumber. As I said, houses in Kentucky are not built for this type of cold. So three hours and $320 later, our pipes are now thawed.
The plumber quoted us $3,400 to move and rerun the pipes so this doesn’t happen in the future. When he was gone (of course) and I
was putting the things back under the sink, I noticed the faucet was leaking inside the cabinet. We now need a new faucet! Will it ever end?!
If it isn’t something, it’s something else! You are so right Mom, I just wish the 'somethings' were good things and not always bad things.