It looks like we are going to have a sunny, hot 4th today. I am glad for that, we have had so much rain lately I wouldn't have been surprised if we hadn't been rained out. I will post some photos of today later, but I just wanted to write a bit about how things happen in bunches.
We have been approved to get our roof replaced. First the roofers wouldn't contact us, then Ray decided that maybe he wanted someone else to do the job, and is looking into that. We have the deductible to pay on that when we finally get the job done. The good thing is that when it is done, we won't have to think about re-roofing again in our lifetimes because Ray wants 50 year shingles.
Second, Ray had noticed a wet spot in the front yard. He dug the line up in the front yard and found a leak on Sunday. It is on our side of the meter of course. We called the plumber who has worked for us before and he is going to come out and repair it. Next Friday! Fortunately, Ray is handy and has put a patch on the leak which will hold till then. But we do have water and a huge hole in the front yard. The whole line has to be replaced at $11.75 a foot. All Right!
Last of all, I started the dishwasher, my trusty Maytag Wednesday night. It started out just fine, but then we heard a noise like someone was shooting off fireworks in a barrel. It was the dishwasher. It must be the pump or motor. Yesterday, I called the "Loneliest Man in Town" the Maytag repairman. They are coming out on Tuesday after noon. Now we will see if Maytag fixes the machine, or like the other appliance people tell me it is time to replace it. I am hoping for a $200.00 repair on this. Am I dreaming?
What I am hoping for after all this is a quiet period again without anything breaking down. Cross my fingers and toes on that.