…or, “all things work together?”
A week ago last Friday we discovered our water heater had blown. A week ago yesterday we had to pull everything out of my closet and rip the carpet up. A week ago this morning I put in a new $250 water heater, $250 we could ill afford. We were not sure what we’d do about the rest of the messed-up bathroom.
Insurance adjuster came Thursday. Estimate came Friday. …or was it Wednesday and Thursday? I forget. Anyway, we’re going to get enough money to cover the water heater and get the bathroom fixed up. It’s been needing a make-over for a long time.
Yesterday we spent a few hours getting ideas for the new bathroom we’re going to have.
Was the busted water heater a good thing? In the end we’re coming out ahead. We did not, of course, plan for the tank to spring a leak. Neither did we ever think about insurance. In fact, we use our insurance so little it was an afterthought to call. I never expected them to pay what they are going to pay. But the end result of a catastrophic failure of our water heater led to a new, larger water heater and the option to re-do our bath. Even so, the answer is no, it was not a good thing. It’s just the way the process is supposed to work. Damage. Insurance. Repair.
At least we’ll soon have a new bath. And guess what!? Yesterday our vent-hood-built-in-microwave turned into old Sparky. Add something else to the list.
Ain’t life fun.
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