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I need to win the lottery

This is strictly for my own use, because I may yet lose the scrap of paper it's all jotten down on.  There's a bunch of large dollar-amount things that we either need to do or want to do that need to be prioritized, and they currently live on a piece of note paper floating between my desk and my purse.

Brakes - the grindy noises are alarming

Grill - the bottom is right on the verge of falling out of ours from the rust

Bookcases

Nishka's teeth - the old lady's teeth are really bad, and that's not good for her.  Health screen AND sedation = large vet bill

Tree trimming/removal - Large trees.  Power lines.  I need a guy with insurance.  And a bucket truck.

Camp beds - we'll need something for Charlotte, and we've been meaning to buy one to have here in CT.  Do we want to do that now?

Repair watch - it's probably going to cost $500 or so to take my watch in.  But I *really* want it back.

Hot water heater - less of an issue than it has been, honestly.  Between replacing the tempering valve and the pressure tank, I'm not as worried.  Maybe this one can wait longer.

Front walk - looking at the rest of this list, I'm not feeling good about it this year.

Doors (first floor) - I'm thinking this is a pipe dream.

This all reminds me that I need to look up some repair information for the upstairs tub.  That project may be happening sooner rather than later...

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hugh_mannity
Apr. 21st, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
Brakes first. Grinding noises mean you're probably mangling the rotors.

Brakes are not a negotiable item. They're essential. Especially with precious cargo on board.
kls_eloise
Apr. 21st, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
Appointment with the mechanic on Monday!

Here's the thing - they never once squealed. Are they not putting squealers in the pads any more?
hugh_mannity
Apr. 21st, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
Dunno. I thought they were.
isabeau_lark
Apr. 21st, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
Well, at least yours doesn't include replace leaky roof. You can feel better about that.
kls_eloise
Apr. 21st, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
There is that, although there are some issues with the upstairs tub. I think we can DIY that though. Roofs... not so much.
galingale
Apr. 27th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
OK, I'm dying of curiosity now -- this watch must be something spectacular. What is it?

So in the meantime, I've got Disney Timex you're welcome to if you want something to tide you over. I bought two -- one Tigger, one Eeyore -- and now I'm having trouble with nickel so I can't wear watches. AGH. Victoria's claimed Eeyore....would it amuse you to wear a Tigger watch for a while until you fix your fancy?

(Yeah I know, I'm a mess... first I had to start avoiding perfumes, then wheat, then wool against my skin, now metal... )
kls_eloise
Apr. 27th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Rolex. Self-winding mechanical. It was my graduation present, and I love it. I've worn it fairly non-stop since 1987, but at the moment it's just Not Right. Depending on what it needs, it's going to be a $500 - $800 repair bill - especially if the jewels need to be replaced. But it's a fabulous watch, it's waterproof, the crystal isn't breakable (by me), and it'll outlast me.

In the meantime, I'm wearing a $25 Timex. Not bad, but it's not nearly as comfortable as my "real" watch, and I have to actually be careful of it.
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