Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fix It

It looks like we will be needing the services of a plumber at the cottage. This weekend, D identified a pipe joint that has come loose in the crawlspace which helped explain the drop in water pressure. Oh the joys of owning a cottage built not so professionally 65 yrs ago...

Other than that, the drive in was great. Ate too many french fries and onion rings but it's all good. Caught up on a lot of sleep. It's funny how sometimes you don't realize just how tired you are until you are away from your everyday routine.

On the car front, good news and so so news. The rear brakes didn't need to be replaced. They ended up just machining the drums at a cost of around $90. The tail pipe showed 3 holes along the longest length of it so to replace it cost $345, so with taxes, the whole bill was $501 something, $100 over what I had hoped.

For what it's worth, they also said for the age and mileage of my car, it is in great shape. A good thing as I am starting to think of road trips...


  1. So you'll be able to keep driving the car for a few more years. =)

    Sometimes it's nice to take a break from the regular routine. A weekend away at the cottage sounds really nice! Hope the plumber won't charge too much.

  2. Hi Sandra!

    That's the plan. I would love to still be able to drive my car for a number of years yet.

    I keeping my fingers crossed for the plumber's bill. They have confirmed that the fix will be happening this week. We won't be back up for a couple of weeks.