Sunday, May 18, 2008

Economic Stimulus Check

In recent weeks Mila and I have been wondering what we should do with our upcoming economic stimulus rebate. About the only thing we could decide on was that we should actually buy something rather than just squirrel the money away. We agreed that it would be nice to buy something that was made here in America, but then we realized that we really didn't need $600 worth of hamburgers.

Mistress Fortuna rescued us from our indecision last weekend when we discovered that our water heater was kaput. The tank had corroded through and a puddle of water was forming on the garage floor.

To make a long story short:
Price of a new water heater at Home Depot: $259
Charge for the RotoRooter man to hook it up: $459

This is all somehow rather unsatisfying.


stephen said...

definitely unsatisfying, but a hot bath will make it all better!

Lee said...

The credit card company anxiously awaits the arrival of our check.

Karla said...

unstimulating for everyone but the roto rooter man.