Treadmill to Rivendell

Still Walking...And With Hot Water

My DH had left an open phone book on my computer desk telling me to phone (A) or (B) for our water heater. But, after the issues we had with the previous plumber, I wasn't going to just take his word for it and went on to Angie's List to check them out. I found out that firm (A) had a lot of reviews, but very few of them were positive, and firm (B)wasn't even listed. I decided to find someone good instead.



I'm tired of seeing my dollars fly away with bad remodeling decisions...

I was on the phone to him at 7:15 in the morning, he was at my house draining my old water heater at 9:15 am and by noon, I had a new water heater. And he came in more than $1600 LESS than the previous plumbers had quoted. $1600 less! Good grief. I'm very happy, I have hot water that will be there for me for at least ten years, I have an honest plumber to call, and my bank account might even survive this. Hope springs eternal...


I love Foot Long Hot Dogs and MUST eat several while visiting the State Fair.

The State Fair opens today. The smell of grease, the crowds of people, the conflicting noises of music, barkers, and crowds, all of it will make me smile every time I drive by the Fairgrounds for the next ten days. DH and I will be out there on Saturday night after work for an evening of "solitude" wandering the farm machinery with a foot-long hot dog in our hands. And of course we'll be back out at Ren Fest on Sunday so we'll have our fill of food and crowds, but it's the fun part of our summer.


I hate the treadmill, but I'm so glad I'm forcing myself to do this every day.

And I'm still walking every morning (or hitting the BowFlex). I only tabulate my mileage monthly, but I'm pleased that I've been sticking to it. Now if I could just build some basic calisthenics into my schedule. Oh well, time will eventually come to me...maybe after the three stories and one novel that I have going right now? Yeah...right! Time! What a laugh :-)
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Hurrah for plumber! You would have enjoyed the costumes on show at Return of the Ring so much. I have a few pics - and I think gillo has some others. I am about to sort mine ready to upload to Flickr.
I would have loved the costumes at RoR. I belong to a LOTR costume group and just wish I had the time to work on fabric again. But...at least I can write - LOL. Welcome back home, I can't wait to see your pictures.

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh yeah! That savings may help to pay for my new kitchen sink and counters next year which I've wanted for more than ten years. I'm very happy and the water heater worked like a charm for my shower this morning.

- Erulisse (one L)
I wish I was losing weight, but at least I'm toning up. I probably need to up my BowFlex time to start getting more of the weight off. I moan and groan about the treadmill every morning and probably don't push myself as much as I should, but I still do it and that's the key. I'll get there yet - LOL.

*hugs* to you and to the lovely and ever-so-in-shape Pippin...

- Erulisse (one L)
There are times I'm jealous of those with that pesky treadmill. I always think, "hey if I had room!" but of course I don't! Still you're walking, making a point to put those feet on the treads and let it fly. So that's a-okay in my little book! :)

I've about hit my ceiling with pushing to see how far I can walk in a day; I think 1.75 is max for me. Even that is pushing it way past my pain threshold which, for the record, is extremely high (as in you can shoot me but I'll still come kill you before I keel over). LOL

And hooray for hot water at much less $$. That hot shower (or bath) is well worth whatever it takes sometimes but saving cash is always a nice reward. :)
Yes, hot water at less $ is a wonderful thing indeed.

I am on my feet all day, but working up a sweat isn't something I do often enough and it is something that I need to keep up with. I still have 40+ pounds to lose and they aren't going to disappear on their own without my putting some work in to it :-)

I'm very pleased that you are still walking. There are certainly some mornings when I wake up and don't want to do my 1-2 miles and thinking about you walking the same pathway as I helps to motivate me *hugs*

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh yes! still walking each day. Mind it's my daily walking otherwise it would be my butt in a seat and trying to walk after work. I am up to walking for 10-15 minutes of my nuncheon break which while it's hot in that yard or nasty with cars on the road outside, still is challenging and yes, a bit fun. It may well take me over a year to get to Rivendell but I SHALL get there and make friendship pact with Elrond and the Twins and then try (an I live long enough) to make my way to LothLorien and give right well cheer to Galadriel and the Galadhrim. Oh yeah, motivation!
I need a good plumber for the new boiler - there are so many cowboys around though. Glad you found someone good.
Angies List is a godsend. I wish I had insisted on it for the first plumbing job but DH wanted a particular firm and since he was writing the check I let him choose. Now (at least while he remembers) he knows better :-) Good luck in finding someone honest and reliable.

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh good, glad the plumber worked out. $1600 less! Guess at least some people aren't out to plumb the wallet.
The money saved will go either towards a new truck - desperately needed for the past three years, or new carpeting - needed for more than 15 years, or part of the kitchen remodel which I've been wanting for more than 10 years. Guess I've got a lot of uses for that small amount (small when compared to the expenses of my 'want' list - LOL).

- Erulisse (one L)
I have to remember Angie's list!
Glad you got it fixed.
Have fun at the fair and Ren fest.
Yay for walking.
Angie's List seems to pay for itself every year for us, usually for plumbing but also for other things.

So far my end of summer activities are working out very well indeed :-)

- Erulisse (one L)