Many of you have read Barry's post about being frustrated with everything going wrong. Got one more to add to the list.
The furnace died. I knew it was coming. It was inevitable. It's about 20 years old. Not only was the support post for the fan broken, there were 3 cracks in the heat exchanger. Therefore ... she's dead. So $5600 later, we're getting a new furnace on Thursday. Sounds weird to talk about a furnace in July. But of course the A/C runs off the furnace.
*sigh* just when we were starting to get our heads above water, we get hit again. And to boot, Barry's tux for his brother's wedding is $200! Then there's the stag and stagette, the shower, the wedding. Thankfully the financing is a 6 month deferral, then payments start in about January. Whew! Our computers will be paid off by then so we'll replace the computer payments with furnace payments.
Word of advice to anyone looking to buy a house. Make sure if you buy an older home that the furnace is newer, the roof has been replaced recently and the windows are energy efficient. Anything else is a piece of cake. *sigh* we will get through this. I'm glad this happened now and now a little while ago. I had a little breakdown over the finances. But we made some changes, and I feel better now. Even with this nonsense.
So until then, we will sweat it out. Fortunately our bedroom is in the basement and we both work in A/C at work. Battery is going to die so until tomorrow ....