It's been a costly week:
Washer broken-->$85 service call-->ball bearings shot-->$699 to replace-->decided to purchase a new one for $649 (go figure)
Water heater leak-->1994 model could not be salvaged-->$1200 to replace
Water leak in home-->$225 plumber visit to repair-->untold expenses to follow when we finally settle with water removal folks and insurance company for deductible
Starter in my wife's car went today-->$683 to replace
It's only Friday but I'm really just hoping we won't have the need for too many more new appliances, fixtures or car parts in this new year...it's getting expensive!