Friday, March 17, 2017

$319 Clog-Ouch!

I finally have a fully functioning kitchen sink. DH kept trying to deal with the clog, but it kept being a problem. He rented a $50 tool that went 25 feet, thought it was resolved. Nope. Dishwasher water still backed up. He gave up and called for help. Another  $269 bill later, it is fixed. He tried so hard. Next time, last was about seven years ago, he said he'll just buy his own 50 foot apparatus. Let's hope there's no next time.

March is a financially schizophrenic month. We've had or will have extra money coming in, but seemed to have turned the cash spiggits on fast flow. I  need to keep focusing on spending where it makes sense and hold tight when it is not needed. I do though need to infuse my work clothes with a few suit day pieces. I'm stressed about my inter view-wardrobe wise.

I'm focusing on my house today, but also need to complete the Q&A for the position I've applied for. I learned some interesting things on other candidates in the mix. I'll share when all is said and done. Let's leave it at the competition is eclectic and strong. It will come to who the hiring board thinks is the best fit, and I am right to not put any eggs in this basket at this stage, nor should I be disappointed later if it doesn't pan out. C'est la vie.

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  1. Ouch! That's expensive to unclog. Houses are money pits that is for sure. I've had to up our household repair/maintenance amount in our budget due to issues early in the year with our roof repair. Fortunately there was room in other areas to cut back.

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    1. I'm cutting back on household and groceries this month, and entertainment. It won't meet the $319, but we do plan for those issues in a separate house and car maintenance account, so the money is there, thankfully. It just would be more interesting to spend on something other than a clogged house drain.

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  2. Maybe you could do some preventive things for the clog. I have the little wire strainer to put in my sink to keep even that one piece of rice from escaping. I doubt you put grease down your drain, but maybe you could stop even more. Also, is it possibly tree roots that grow into the line. Plus, maybe husband could just use the 50' line once a year to clean out anything starting to build up....just thinking here.

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    1. Absolutely we need to be more diligent. Great ideas.

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  3. hurrah for a functioning sink !

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    1. It is small things that give my life meaning.

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  4. I've had to have a clog removed in my kitchen sink once over 22 years - that's not bad I guess. I try to be careful but my daughter thinks you can put anything down the drain :( Your possible new job sounds intriguing. These days it's a good idea to not get overly invested in the possibility but calmly optimistic!

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    1. I think we may have some root issues that have moved the flow of the pipes as well. It does sound like a job I would like, but no emotional investment.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. There is this interview and at least another one if I get to next round.

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  6. Good luck with your job interview. I hope they don't throw a question at you that you're not prepared to answer. That happened to me and I got tongue tied. My daughter is going to try and get a job out in the real world during the next couple of weeks. She has major social anxiety issues and I'm scared for her, but she's not making enough money with her art to support herself, so she has to start somewhere. Let us know how it goes.

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    1. You'll all be the first to hear! Good luck to Megan. Here's a tip on interviewing when asked questions you may not know. Remember no candidate knows everything, so answering honestly, but with conviction is key. Such as "While I have no direct experience on that, I am a good learner and would see that as a new challenge." Your own words of course. This is speaking from the hirers perspective, something I've done 10 x more than being interviewed.

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