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"When It Rains It Pours" My Trials Overt The Last Three Months

By ohomen171 follow ohomen171   2018 Jul 16, 3:09am 1,544 views   7 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share      


#life problemsThere is an old saying: "When it rains it pours." For the last three months I have been inundated with problems that had to be solved. Let us go down the list as follows:

1) Our Samsung 4-door refrigerator failed. The compressor stopped work and the freezing compartment was a mess. After spending $500 in technicians and getting no support from Samsung Electronics, I went out and bought a new LG Refrigerator that cost us almost $3,000.

2) The guest bathroom suffered a major plumbing failure with the tub not draining and water oozing out from the base of the toilet. Dan B. Underhill got the assignment to fix the plumbing. It turned out that the plumbing had been installed wrong 40-50 years ago. The drain pipe was the tub had fallen apart. Dan had to tear up part of the bathroom floor. A second crew had to dig a deep hole to get access to the pipes. This took three days of work. Dan then had a really rough job to fix the piping. He truly earned his salary. We then had to fill in the big hole in the bathroom and pour concrete over it. Today new tiles are delivered by Loew's and need to be installed. Dan can then do the final plumbing work. The hole int he wall can be patched by our handy man.

3) Elena became the victim of a frivolous lawsuit over a tenant/landlord issue in Buenos Aires. Some broke and desperate person is demanding a large sum of money. We finally got an excellent lawyer working on this case. A solution is in sight.

4) My Leica camera fell on a bathroom floor and would not work. Leica could not get the parts needed to fix it. They gave me a new camera free of charge.

5) My Omega wristwatch suffered mechanical problems and had to have a complete overhaul.

6) Elena's Shinola watch was not waterproof and got water damage. Shinola fixed it free of charge.

7) As one ages, the body deteriorates. My gums have started to decline and lose a good grip on my teeth. I have to have expensive laser surgeries to repair them. Dental insurance will pay half the bill.

8) Elena suffered a fall on the stairs leading up to our deck. Repairs had to be made. Barry Nadell Concrete did an excellent job.
1   CBOEtrader   ignore (5)   2018 Jul 16, 5:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ohomen171 says
Dental insurance will pay half the bill.


If half your bill is more than $1500, who do you have? Ameritas?
2   highball10   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 16, 6:47am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ohomen171 says
My gums have started to decline and lose a good grip on my teeth. I have to have expensive laser surgeries to repair them.


Did you ask for this? Are you in pain or did the dentist just "notice" a problem? I would do a lot of research using non-ad-influenced sources before getting something like this. Dental procedures have notoriously little evidence behind them to begin with, and my spidey senses tingle like crazy when I hear about some expensive new gadget they want to use.
3   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2018 Jul 16, 12:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

How come God doesn't fix teeth and gum free of charge, he made them! God's warranties suck.
4   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 16, 1:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Reading the above re-assures me that my used fridge I bought for $200, lack of tech gear, and decision to rent where choices well made. Seems stuff ends up owning us more than us owning stuff. Still have hope of getting rid of my car someday, we'll see...
5   Shaman   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 16, 1:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ohomen171 says
The guest bathroom suffered a major plumbing failure with the tub not draining and water oozing out from the base of the toilet.


Hate to tell you this, after the fact, but you probably got scammed on this item.
The tub not draining was most likely to be due to a clog of hair a rotorooter plumber could have removed for $100. The toilet leaking at the base was 100% the cause of the wax seal failing. Wax seals cost $5 at Home Depot. I replaced one myself last year on an older toilet. Took about an hour, some heavy lifting, and some not very pleasant work.

The contractor you brought in sold you a bill of goods in an effort to upgrade your minor plumbing job from a $300 (labor only) fix to a $5-10,000 windfall for him. “Plumbing installed wrong” is so bogus! If it was installed so wrong, how did it work for 40 years???

Anyway: perhaps you should consult the board next time you have a situation like this. There’s a lot of people who visit this site from many professions and trades who may help point the right way.
6   Automan Empire   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 16, 2:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ohomen171 says
Elena suffered a fall on the stairs leading up to our deck. Repairs had to be made. Barry Nadell Concrete did an excellent job.


Cloudy with a chance of monitor spray. My sides!
7   FuckCCP89   ignore (6)   2018 Jul 16, 2:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ohomen171 says
8) Elena suffered a fall on the stairs leading up to our deck. Repairs had to be made. Barry Nadell Concrete did an excellent job.


"Elena's" fall damaged concrete stairs that bad? ~>8-0

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