Rule of 3?
When it rains, it pours.
Especially with house stuff.
1. The dryer broke. A fuse blew, easy fix (but an $18.00 fix!). Thank goodness we didn't need a new one!
2. Windows. With this AWFUL winter the two original windows did not hold up. At all. The wood started splintering with the extreme cold/melt cycle and water damage happened with the side window in the living room. They leak air like crazy. The window upstairs was taken from a construction site and doesn't meet code, so that's being updated to a slider.
Three estimates later, we decided to go with an extremely local (Wellington Home Improvements) manufacturer. Our windows were made about a mile away. Woot!
They come on Wednesday. It will be 7 degrees.
Expect before and after photos.
3. The furnace. It went out. And smelled horrendous. It was just the blower fan or so we thought...
Turns out it was leaking carbon monoxide at a dangerous level (headaches, I had a lot of headaches!).
So a new high efficiency furnace had to be installed. They came at 8am. New furnace was in by 4pm.
Gah. Homeownership. We've learned a ridiculous amount of info over the past three weeks.