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When The Range Thinks Its Smarter Than You Are.........

June 25th, 2010 at 02:04 am

Another major hit on the emergency fund. The electric range (hereafter referred to as the stove) decided last week that it knew better than me! Turned the oven on to bake a chicken, and the next thing I knew, it was HOT, it had turned to self clean, problem is, I don't have a self-cleaning oven! We unplugged it, and it seemed fine. Next day, it did the same thing, only the oven hadn't even been on that time! OK, OK I can take a hint. The stove had to go. We ended up at Sears, lucky us, stoves were on sale! But I wanted to wait and check at our hometown appliance store, I always buy local if I can. Turns out, we went back to Sears. We got the stove and a new range hood, for the same money just the stove would have been local. Hubby hasn't let me forget yet, it was HIS idea to stop at Sears. Okay, okay, you do have good ideas sometimes honey. But it was another heavy sigh moment. We have now replaced all but one of our major appliances in the last 6 months, and I'm not even going to name the last holdout, it's older than the others were, and I don't want to give it any ideas. I'm very glad that we had the money on hand, but poor Hubby has been working as much overtime as they will allow, and we aren't getting ahead any. Now we have a couple of estimates for some outside work that we wanted to have done, and I don't know whether to go ahead and get on the schedule, or wait until later? how much later? will it get too late to be done this Summer yet? And there is a possible expense concerning a family estate coming up. We probably have enough cash on hand if necessary, but I don't want to wipe out our whole reserve. Why are these things never easy??? I have a long list of yard projects that I want to finish this year, our DD#1 is getting married in our backyard next summer. But I'm hesitant to even spend $50 on mulch, because once I start, it has to be finished, or it will look worse than it does now! So, in conclusion, I am completely undecided about everything..............maybe I should have asked the stove before I unplugged it the last time!

4 Responses to “When The Range Thinks Its Smarter Than You Are.........”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    I hate it when large expenses in the future start looming. I just want to hand over the money and be done already so I can start over saving.

  2. north georgia gal Says:

    My washing machine once decided that it knew how much water was needed to wash a load better than its programming. Long story short, I ended up with water all over the kitchen floor which connects to the laundry room. Fortunately the washer knew who was boss and started acting right!

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Yikes, that's kinda scary for the oven to go that hot!

    Does your city save trees and branches from the landfill by chipping them up to make mulch? Mine does and the mulch is FREE. There are even pick up sites in several spots through out the city, self-serve, take as much as you need, FREE.

  4. Jerry Says:

    How did you end up with an appliance mutiny on your hands? That leads to a pretty huge financial hit over only six months. Hopefully you get the insurance of some good warranties on the new stuff... good luck with that last holdout, as well!

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