I am a morning person. I love waking up each day and just getting started. I pray and read my Bible, then I get in the shower. When I started my shower water yesterday morning, I had only cold water. I went to the kitchen to see if there was only cold water there, but it was hot. I knew that it was not the water heater because all the water would be cold. I had no idea what would cause this, so I did a search for an emergency plumber in Hudson County NJ.
I hoped to be able to get someone out to my house the same day. It would not have been a tragedy if I would have had to wait a day or so, but I am the type of person who just wants any problems fixed as quickly as possible. When I called the emergency plumber and explained what was going on, he said that it was more than likely a pressure issue because I did have hot water in other areas of the house. He told me that he was on the way to one job but could squeeze me in afterwards. This was music to my ears!
I did not have to wait long, and I showed him the shower as well as the basement where the water heater is. He checked a few things and told me that it is definitely a pressure issue. The good news was that he had the equipment with him to fix it on the spot. I can’t even begin to explain what he technically did, but I can tell you that I had hot water in my shower within an hour of his arriving at my house. Yesterday’s shower felt so much nicer because I was not taking it for granted by the time I got in it!
I did not really think that the owner was going to make a deal that was going to be within my means, but after I talked to him I realized that the land was not really worth too much because of the right of way situation. The highway is not so close to the land, but they have a right of way in case they want to make it four lanes, then the power company has a right of way that cuts right down the middle of the lot. I will find some who does stump removal in Asheville NC after I cut down all of the trees that I want to get rid of. None of them are anything that you have to worry about very much. You have to think it out and not be a fool, but none of them are going to be anything that I can not handle so long as I am careful.
Our plan is pretty simple. We are going fence the land in and get us a horse or better two of them. Shelly has never been happy without a horse. She learned to ride from her grandparents who lived out in the woods of East Tennessee and when she was a little girl they say she would go off riding in the morning and not come back until it was dark. Of course they had no neighbors for miles and this was the sort of town where people could ride their horses on the main streets, such as they were. We must have a dozen pictures of her with ponies and horses hanging on the walls around the house. I am going to have to build her a little stable and buy a horse trailer that she can pull behind the pick up truck.
It took all of us a couple of years to talk her into moving, which she really hates a lot. Of course the place is not set up for a woman of her age to live in and it is at least four times the size of a place that she needs. When we were kids it was not that big of a place, it was Mom, Dad, my uncle and four kids in a four bedroom house. The thing that I need help with is HVAC repair in Queens and once I figure out what that is going to cost I can quickly figure out the rest of the project. The place is in good shape structurally, I got a friend of mine to replace the roof about five years ago and it is good for around a quarter of a century longer. The plumbing is fine and although the wiring is old, there does not seem to be any real issue with it.
There is plenty of stuff that I can do on my own or with the help of my kinfolk. I know people very well who are in all the trades and would be happy to work off the books for a good discount. They would be glad to take an envelope of cash at a much lower price than you would get if the government was involved. I can do the bathrooms and the kitchen on the weekends, although before I start I need to figure out what the budget is and that requires a thorough analysis based on what all of it is going to need. The HVAC needs to be figured out to start and then I can figure out how much I can put into the rest of the job. The bank seems happy to lend me what I need.
I did this sort of thing for two or three years while I was in college and then before I got a good enough job that I could quit. However I got an offer that was sort of hard to refuse for a couple of reason. I ran into this girl I knew in college and with her were a pair of girls who were even hotter than she is. I got to know them and they started paying me to do parties with him. My old friend had been stripping way back, but the others were blonde escorts. At least they told me that to see how I would react and I think that they said there was a web page some place that advertised them as that. They seem not to really do anything save for bachelor parties and other parties where the entertainment is like you find at one of those.
One night I was hungry, so I went downstairs to make a midnight snack. While in the kitchen, I heard a tapping sound at my front door. I went to the window to see who was outside, and I saw a man with a mask and a crow bar trying to get in. I turned on the porch light and the man ran away. If I hadn’t been awake, things would have been worse. I wanted more information about the pricing plans that were available for security systems in my area, so I looked online. I wasn’t going to go through another situation like that one again.
I thought about buying a gun in addition to the security system, but ultimately I decided against it.