Ticked Off At Murphy, Yakezie Round Up, & Uncommon Money News
|July 20, 2010||Posted by Roshawn Watson under Uncategorized||
By: Roshawn Watson
You must forgive me, for I’m not quite myself. I have been in a fight to the death with this guy named Murphy. Unfortunately, I think he is winning.
It all started yesterday around 7:45 a.m. I went downstairs for breakfast and noticed water on my floor. I instantly start mopping. After about 15 minutes, I go upstairs for some reinforcement. I figure someone needs to figure out where this leak is coming from. I listen closely to the walls and can hear the sound of rushing water (not a good sign). I shut off all water to the house and call a plumber. Then, there’s another problem: I realize my house is too hot. Apparently, my main water pipe ruptured within my walls and my central air was out both on the same day!!!!!!
While I will not go into all of the details, suffice it to say my house has been relegated a construction zone. There are dehumidifiers and all sorts of fans downstairs. There are holes in my walls. My floors are being replaced among other things. Additionally, these repairs are not cheap either. By 12:30 p.m., I had already spent a very handsome sum. This only reflects my initial costs from the first 3 servicemen. Note by 8 p.m., I had a total of eight contractors/restoration specialists who helped with this ordeal yesterday. What a mess, and it is FAR FROM OVER!
Thanks for allowing me to get that off my chest. I do feel a little better. Perhaps now I can stop trying to eat my frustration about the state of my house away with comfort food. It is upsetting to see my house in this manner.
Now, it’s time to do the weekly Uncommon Money News and Yakezie Round Up.
Uncommon Money News and Yakezie Round Up
In preparing to write my posts, I often come across noteworthy and sometimes bizarre financial and business news. Below are links to some of these sites. Enjoy!
Recently, I participated in three carnivals:Yakezie Carnival (Ultimate Money Blog),Breaking Free of the Cage: Escaping the Rat Race (Invest it Wisely), Carnival of Financial Planning – Edition #150 (the Military Wallet).
Additionally, Barbara from Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance’s Get Rid of Dysfunctional Money Behaviors
gave the link love with her new series. Financially Poor also did a Yakezie Thursday round up and mentioned my $60 giveaway (you still have a chance to enter). That rocks and thanks for the mentions!
Posts Of The Week
Should BP Execs go to Jail
Entertainment Money News
Get Rid of Dysfunctional Money Behaviors at (Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance)
Yakezie Thursday (Financially Poor)
Luxuries In My Budget (Bucksome Boomer)
Happiness and Money: What Say You? (the Millionaire Nurse)
What to Do If You Owe Taxes (Engineer Your Finances)
An Inside Look At The Yakezie: Stage One Recap! (Financial Samurai)
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