Topic: The straw that broke the Camel's back
Although I'm in the middle of remodeling the entire upstairs in our house, I figured I could shake loose enough extra money for Jen and me to take a little vacation and attend Chordiestock. Last week my Subaru was making a noise so I took it in and ended up spending $600 for a rear wheel bearing, brake job and repairs to the power steering pump. Two days later a steel belt broke in a front tire on Jen's old car, so $250 later she had new front tires. On Sunday the regenerating blower on my septic aerator system went fubar and I had to order one for $500 (it hasn't arrived yet). Then last night the furnace fan for the A coil and aux heat for my heat pump quit working. With temps in the mid-teens it got a little chilly last night but a couple electric heaters brought the temp up to 70 in the house today. I'm gonna try to access the fan and motor tomorrow but the way the unit is positioned in the corner of my utility room, it may require removing the A coil to get to the fan. Due to the issues involved I may have to call in a service tech and it's not going to be cheap.
If this was a football game, the refs would throw a penalty flag for piling on. I can't complain too much I guess - the aerator system has ran trouble-free for 18 years and the heat system for 24.
Bottom line , due to these unexpected expenses, I won't be showing up for Chordiestock. I hope everyone attending has a great time and leaves with sore fingers.
I was really looking forward to meeting some new faces and getting a chance to jam with everyone.
Sorry for all the whining ........ sniff....sniff ........sniff