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Today is Day 4 of Not Eating Out

June 24th, 2011 at 07:17 am

I have done well so far. I only got one fountain drink from Mcdonalds yesterday. Now if I can make it through the weekend...the weekend is always the hardest because it is just easier to grab something. I know that is reverse of the way it should be...seeing as I am home and have the time to make something. But who ever said that I am normal?!

I have a charge for homeowners insurance that comes out of my checking account automatically around the first of the month. A couple of times it has come out before the first. Since I don't have enough to cover it, my mom said she would help me cover it until the first and then I can pay them back. This is the first time in several months that I have had to borrow any money from them. And I don't feel too bad because it isn't like I don't have the money to pay it, it is just a scheduling error.

The renters have informed me that the air conditioning is no longer working. they are supposed to be getting some estimates. I am hoping that the duct work has fallen. That is a pretty easy fix. My worst fear is that the unit will need to be replaced. In that case I don't know what I will do. Probably buy them a bigger window unit that will work for the whole house. But come winter, I will need to get something else worked out. I have a plan though. I can finance the unit through the power company. I would just need to get the power switched over to my name. I have never taken it out of they EX DH's name after the divorce 7 years ago. I just have never had $300 for the deposit.

Well I am off to make my bagel with cream cheese. Hope everyone has a happy Friday!

2 Responses to “Today is Day 4 of Not Eating Out”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, dear. How far away is the rental house? Can you get there? I sure would try to check for the fallen duct if I thought that was likely the problem. And I'd put it back together myself. If it is in an area where you yourself are unable to crawl, how about those teens of yours again? Could they do it? At least try a DIY repair before you call in an AC professional.

    Also, if you are thinking of getting rid of these renters (I know they are new) because they aren't paying their rent, will this perhaps help make the decision?

  2. Jerry Says:

    That homeowners' insurance bill falling early is not your fault, certainly, but it's a shame that they can't just do it on the same day every month! It leads to situations like these when people don't get paid until the first of the month. Good luck with the AC, I hope it's a quick (and cheap) fix!

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