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My old friend Murphy

November 9th, 2010

Anyone else think all she needs is a sweatshirt hanging off her shoulder to complete the Flash Dance vibe? (Also a haircut.)

Tessa had a grand time today at a holiday craft event.  Although most of the fun was running around while holding an ornament. (That is an adult t-shirt she is wearing for a paint smock not a weird outfit.)


Three weeks after we moved into our house in Pittsburgh,  the hot water heater went kablooey.

The apartment we rented when we first moved to Nashville – no problems.  The house we rented when we moved to this suburb had only 1 maintenance issue while we were there – the ice maker…who cares?

We have officially lived in the new house for 3 weeks.   On Sunday, we all went to Home Depot to buy, among other things, a new garage door remote opener.  We only received one when we bought the house and Steve thought it might be nice to have one since he, you know, lives here too.  We pulled out of the driveway, I pushed the button on my remote, the door closed.  We returned and pushed the button, nothing.  Pushed the button again, nothing.  Huh.  We went in the front door and pulled the release arm on the opener to open the door manually.  Nothing.  Couldn’t budge the door.  Huh.  Called the garage door guy and he immediately diagnosed it.  (The huge spring thingie broke in half and a steel cable on one of the side pulleys broke.  Steve wanted to know which happened first.  I don’t know.  Chicken and the egg – doesn’t matter…just make it work.)  So tomorrow I have the privilege of paying for our first home repair in several years.  Fun stuff.

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2 Responses to “My old friend Murphy”

  1. Bobbi Says:

    OH that is awful—both of them!!! Sorry……there are no other words. But, you do have a pretty cute girl there.

    Murphy is not a nice friend……..no matter how hard you try to get rid of him, he returns!

  2. Martha Says:

    It will be the first of many I am sure.

    When we went to replace our garage door a few months ago, they told us a new law just went into affect that week, (!) that if your garage door could possibly have lead paint in it anywere they would have to do this very expensive process to remove the door by shrouding it in huge tarps before removal.

    Or we could hire some handyman to take it down and then they would haul it away. Pretty much doubled the cost of the door, but it could have been much worse.

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