For the last month my home has been without water. During a freeze the tank burst. Pretty inconvenient, really. It is your classic “you don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone.” Now, before you think things have gotten a bit ripe around here, let me say that I have been showering at my son’s place, as well as washing dishes there. I picked up plastic flatware and paper plates to cut down on the dishes, microwave bowls to cook canned food in, and switched to eating more sandwiches instead of cooking. Laundry mats are a plus, too.
My insurance company took a week to approve my claim. Unfortunately, that left me struggling to get the deductable. Ouch! That’s where Veteran Assistance kicked in. It took a while, but my request for aid was approved, but I have to get a second estimate. This part I don’t understand. My deductible is the same whether the bill is $750 or $1000. The insurance company covered the rest and already sent me the check. Still, if I have to jump through a hoop or two, I really can’t complain. Hopefully, I will be back to washing my backside in my own home by next week.
The problem here is that it is a pain in the ass to get a well digger out to give me an estimate. I had to try six plumbers before one came out and told me I needed a well digger for the job. Fortunately, he was kind enough to recommend a good one who came out the next day. Now I need another one for the second estimate who might not be thrilled about coming out just to give a competitive bid.