Not so good end to an okay year

For the most part, 2013 has been a pretty good year for us.  Sandy’s and my business grew, I started teaching more classes, Scott and I have finished the story and art for our third graphic novel, and our health has been great.  Scott’s mom had her accident, which put a damper on the late summer, but she is doing very well and is mobile once again.

The not so good end to the year is this: Scott and I have no out-going plumbing.  This means that while we have water, we cannot let any of it go down drains or down toilets.  Our grinder pump for our sewer system croaked sometime in the middle of Sunday night and we have to get a new one.  The cost? Between $5,000 and $6,000.  We are lucky that we can borrow this money, but that means we are just that much further from getting out of debt, and we are working our tails off to be debt-free.  I am hoping that this is getting all the bad stuff out of the way early in 2014 and the rest of the year will be smooth sailing.

So, until the pump can be replaced (we are hoping for Friday on this) we are making trips to the local truck stop to take care of certain needs and I am making use of the fitness center early in the morning rather than after work so I can get in a shower before work.  Thank heavens for the fitness center!!!

On this last day of 2013, I can honestly say it was a much better year than 2012, and here’s to 2014 being even better.

Have a great New Year’s Day.

3 Responses

  1. Cindy in FL Says:

    Oh, my! What a w at to make the end of the year memorable! Hope you can get it fixed soon. Yes, this means you have clear sailing the rest of 2014!!! (You need a privy like on the Green Valley…)

  2. Cheryl Says:

    Sorry to hear about your plumbing problems and how much it may cost to fix. Yikes! I’ve never heard of a grinder pump. Is that a common part of everyone’s plumbing in your part of the country? Good luck! I hope it gets fixed fast and for much less than you’re expecting. Glad everything else is going well though. Best wishes for a wonderful 2014!

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