The Money Pit

Oh yes! You know the movie a vintage Tom Hanks and Shelly Long who buy their first home and it becomes the money pit!!! Watch this old trailer………. you must watch it to know how I feel…..

Ok, now before I unload let me preface this by saying Matt & are so lucky to be 28 and own a home in a nice neighborhood, sometimes it is hard to loose site of the good things in today’s society where there is this pressure to have everything NOW! And I would be lying if I said I don’t get envious of other people’s homes it is human nature!!
But all in due time (Matt’s words to live by)…..
Now, let’s get back to the Money Pit you see Shelly Long? I feel just like her at times!! The straw that broke the camels back and prompted this post is that some of our outlets have stopped working… NO JOKE! Our garage door will not open or close so it is awesome parking outside and would you believe it that the outlets in my bathroom that I get ready in EVERY morning don’t work!!! So please picture this… I have to run an extension cord from the hallway to blow dry my hair and flat iron it each morning and it makes me want to scream!!!!!!! I am sure at least one of you reading this right now is thinking “well call an electrician and get that junk fixed” Well that requires money doesn’t it?????? We have been saving, saving, adding my birthday money (tear) to the pot to re-tile and fix my shower which is on it’s very last leg and now this will have to be added to the end of our list, oh ya we have a list! For one our fence is sooo jimmy rigged outside it cracks me up but we have to do it so Abby doesn’t get out! Imagine this we even have posted up little kid fences the kind that separate rooms well we have them lining our fence, it is soo funny! We bought the money pit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And from the outside it looks great just like the movie above but it is everything you can’t see that makes me cry myself to sleep at night! I could set up a pay pal account and you all cold donate? HA- I KID I KID!
You are prolly wondering what’s the point of this post and it is simple to vent in a funny way because what can we do? Two songs come to mind right now…..
“She works hard for her money……so hard for it honey…….”
“Everybody’s working for the weekend……..”
We have come along way and I am so proud of Matt who is learning as we go….. we have replaced the AC, re-done the floors, repaired our water main line to the house, landscaped from scratch ourselves, painted, ripped out carpet, and the list goes on & on……. I promise our house will be worth double when all is said & done!! ha!
The tag line in the movie sums up Matt & I….
” They have got what it takes, and it will take everything they got.”


  1. Becky
    May 28, 2009 / 2:50 am

    Be patient and pray, pray, pray!

  2. Jeana
    May 29, 2009 / 7:35 pm

    I loved that post, I think we can all relate to things like that at some point in our life!! I LOVE that extension cord to the hall thing, you are so funny, but I would totally do the same thing!!Hang in there, in the end all your saving and fixin’ will be well worth it! You and Matt are so cute!!!

  3. Traci Anne
    June 6, 2009 / 3:17 pm

    okay, i'm SURE you have tried this… but just in case! this has happened to me and i had to look all over my house for the reset buttons on the outlets, my house has three. and if one trips certain outlets STOP working. make sure to reset all of your outlets with a reset switch. i even have one IN my closet by my jacuzzi tub. it sounds like that MIGHT be the problem.

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