I decided to splurge this year on our holiday bonus from work.
The last few years I used the cash to make repairs around the house plus in our car.
At a single point I purchased new rain gutters to go along our rooftop, plus another year I purchased a new radiator for our car. The radiator was a major problem for more than one years as I kept worrying about our engine overheating on a near biweekly basis. It had a major leak plus I couldn’t afford to refill the reservoir biweekly with antifreeze, so I had to use jugs of water that I kept in the backseat of our car. This was stressful because I could be stuck in traffic on the interstate plus quickly your temperature gauge goes crazy plus shoots up to the highest temperature position. In those situations I had no option but to pull off the side of the road as abruptly as possibly so I could get the engine turned off before I blew a gasket. Now that I have a working radiator, I can turn our attention away from our car for once. This year I have a odd system altogether. I have typically wanted a warm tub for our back porch. But I want to get a warm tub heated by gas. I already have a gas line running to our house to power our central gas furnace. My energy costs dropped when I switched from electric heat to gas. I’m hoping that I can use the warm tub more frequently if I use gas heat. Hopefully that results in a lower energy bill than an electric heated warm tub.