I'm leaving for my little trip tomorrow morning, so I probably won't post until I get back. I don't like trying to type on my ipad mini.
We finally got the bill for our water well drilling. I had hoped/estimated/budgeted based on their quote that it would be about $5900. Including a cap for the well, the total came to $5730, so $170 less than my budget amount. They charged us $1 per foot less than what DH had thought he was told on the phone. DH had said he wanted to go into the city and pay the bill in person so he could talk to the owner guy about what kind of pump we'll need, etc. I told him I'm taking next Monday off (be home Sunday afternoon) so we could go do it then, as I'll want to go stock up on groceries in the city, anyway.
Well, as usual all that went in one ear and out the other. He tells me to mail the payment on my way out of town in the morning. I said I thought you wanted to go in and pay in person? Well, ya, but it's due on 10/2 (per invoice) and we can't get there by then. I'm like Monday is the 2nd.......plus I'm going in anyway to shop. "Oh, you have Monday off?" (OMG) So he called up to let the guy know we'll drop off payment on Monday and talk to him about pumps. He was then told if he wants to pay in cash, they'll take 5% off the bill. Ok, sure...that will save us another $286! That plus the $170 probably will pay for a good chunk of the new tires I'm putting on my car on Thursday. Did I mention my less than 2 year old set of tires have lasted 25,000 miles and the wear bars are showing? We always regularly rotate to make last as long as possible. My first (original) set I got 80,000 miles on them and probably could have gotten a bit more, but we wanted new tires before that winter started. When DH called up the tire place (where we used to live and he had done business with his company for years) the guy said they should have lasted 60,000 miles. Hopefully I'll be able to get some sort of credit for them towards the new set.
I can't wait to see my DD and mom...and boss :)