Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The Money Pit Sucks in Even More $$$ - and Happy 4th of July

Can you believe we are STILL messing with this pool filter, and STILL NOT swimming? Yesterday, after hearing that our local pool store wanted $600 for the new CORRECT filter, I scoured the internet and found the exact one for only $390. Unfortunately, it was in a store in Owings Mills. But fortunately, my parents live right near there and they very graciously went to the store, bought it, and dragged it up to Hagerstown, where they met us for dinner at Cracker Barrel, and we drove it home. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!)
But today, we opened the box, and some piece - ummmm, let's see, oh yes, the "umbrella-fold lateral assembly" looks like it is mounted crooked in the tank, and starting first thing in the morning, I'm going to have to start making phone calls to the pool filter manufacturer. Stay tuned to see where all this is going..... (Oh, and in the meantime, ANOTHER trip to
Lowes for PVC fittings, a new plug for the pump and a masonry drill bit to stick the outlet onto the brick wall of our house...$24)
And while we were at Lowes, we bought a new mailbox, because ours is falling apart. Never one to just mount a plain, black mailbox, I plan on using my non-existent artistic skills to paint something on there. I'll be sure to post a pic when I get it done!

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