Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Glenn's Reward

I don't remember if I ever posted this but back when we had our first leak and the plumber came he gave us an estimate of $2500-5000 for the repair. What? We'd been saving for a new TV and thought we'd have to use that for the repair. Glenn said he thought he could do it himself. That's when he pulled out the kitchen cabinet, cut a hole in the ceiling, put some glue on the pipe joints, and sealed it all up. He spent about $25. He figured if he did all the home repairs himself he'd save enough to buy his TV.

The TV we had was old. Glenn's dad bought it about a year before he died. George didn't want to admit he couldn't see as well as he once could so he just bought a bigger TV. lol... It lasted through 4 moves. We even took it to church to watch movies with the youth a few times. One of those times it fell out of the back of the car! Several weeks ago it started acting up. The picture would bounce back and forth and shake a little. Well, last night it died completely! This was a good week to buy a TV. They're on sale everywhere -- just in time for the Super Bowl. So we'll get to watch it on our new flat screen! Yay!

Now for some photos. I don't think I showed you this either. I found this photo in Better Homes several months ago. I really liked it & started collecting black frames.


Here's my version. I've added a few other shapes since I took this. There are still a few empty holes in the collage frame.


This is also the wall that Glenn wanted to paint next but I think we're taking a break from home improvements for a while. I wanna start making Valentines!!!

6 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Yay a new TV. Don't you love it when you can save money by doing it yourselves.
Love what you've done with the frames.
Have fun creating some Valentine's pretties.
Alison

Grandpa said...

I remember how my old tractor started "acting up" just before I got my new tractor. And sure enough they were having a "sale" when I went to look for a new one.

onemotherslove said...

Like the frame wall!

alan's reward wish said...

We had the same idea - we'll do as much of the construction on the house to save money.... So I can buy a new computer for me, an Xbox 360, a bigger TV for the Xbox, a good sound system for the computer and Xbox...

Kris Tuey said...

You're doing a beautiful job on all the repairs and updating! I love it all!

Pipesville said...

I was wondering how big a TV Glenn got with the $5000 he saved you?

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