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Gutters & Ovens

July 3rd, 2017 at 05:17 pm

I got my estimate back for my new gutters. They came in about $500 less than budgeted. Score!

Then my oven stopped working... It is at least 30 years old and came with the house when we bought it. It has been going out/not working off and on for a couple years now. But if you wiggle/bang on it enough it will come on.

Everyday it gets a little harder to get it working. Finally a couple days ago I thought it finally gave up the ghost, then yesterday it magically started again. Today it is broke again. lol. It makes me crazy wondering when it is really going to be its last day.

Several stores are offering up to 40% off on ovens right now because of the holiday so it might be time to bite the bullet and buy a new one. We are going to go window shopping next week and see how good of a deal we can find. I worry if I don't get it now, it will die in a couple weeks and then we will have to wait months until the next sale. If we do purchase something we will use the $500 we saved on the gutters.

I did look on the local craigslist and sellers clubs but the used ones are only $50 - $100 cheaper than a brand new one on sale!

Last year we replaced our failing washer during a holiday sale and I am still super happy with my purchase. I consider myself a frugal person. But a purchase is definitely worth it if it improves your quality of life. And let me tell you I am so over having to fidget with my oven for 10 minutes every time I need to cook something. What a frustration and waste of time.

5 Responses to “Gutters & Ovens”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I would definitely replace that oven. What you describe sounds like a short in the wiring or something to me, which then makes me think it could be a fire hazard.

    Nice score on those gutters!

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I would replace the oven as well. Consider it a need to be able to cook and save money instead of eating out or processed food.

  3. Out of the Dark Says:

    Hey.....try going for a no bells or whistle oven. I get them for my rental at around $250 and they work great.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sometimes you have to purchase stuff and since you are cooking and eating at home (can you say frugal?) a good, working oven is necessary.

  5. Carol Says:

    I agree with CCF. You need a new oven and maybe stop using that one.

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