Thursday, 14 January 2016

It All Adds Up

That's what they say isn't it, things come in threes.

Expense one. On Sunday we noticed The White Bunny had been chewing her front foot, so much so that it was bald and very very pink. As the day went on she wouldn't put any weight on it at all, so we took he to the vet on Monday. The vet seemed to think that the chewing was a symptom as there was nothing wrong with her foot, so she poked and prodded her and we think she has sprained her leg somehow. The White One is a bit of a hunting, shooting, fishing action rabbit so it wouldn't surprise me. She had a painkilling injection and we brought some pain relief syrup home for her.  

Expense two. The power steering pipe had been leaking for quite a while, the man at the garage said it was nowhere near as bad as some he'd seen so he did a temporary fix a little while ago and he would fix it in the new year. the new year has arrived so Dan took it in yesterday, we had been warned that the new pipe was reasonably inexpensive but the labour would be hefty as half of the car has to be taken apart to get to it. We braced ourselves. When Dan went to collect it last night the man said there was no split in the pipe so he's used some better quality clips for the pipe and that should do the trick for now, so it was well under £100, rather than the £200+ we were expecting. 

Expense three. We've had some pretty bad rain and water started coming into our bedroom. The exceptionally nice roofer came round for a look the other day and we need to have some work done to the chimney. He gave us two options, one was to replace the lead and re-point the brickwork at a cost of £1200. The other option, the one he recommended was to apply a resin to the lead to cover the cracks, and to re-point at a cost of £750. So we're going for that. The roofer said the first option of replacing the lead may cause more problems than it solves due to the way our roof is constructed. So we're going to take a deep breath and get it done. 

Let's hope that's that for a while. 

I read on MSE yesterday about the My Coupons site from Sainsbury's, I'd never heard of it before so had a look. Does anyone else use the site? There are lots of bonus Nectar point offers, you can load up to five offers onto the card at any one time and use them when you're shopping. I have one for double points on my next shopping trip and another for 40 bonus points for buying soya milk, something I'd buy anyway. Small amounts but it all adds up. 

10 comments:

  1. I'm interested in the resin solution for your roof. My sister lives in an old house where they have been struggling with the bad weather over the last few months. I will pass this on. I also hope that your white bunny is soon better. Jx

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    1. Thanks, she seems to be on the mend, she isn't concerned to put her weight on the foot now, which is a good sign.

      We should be getting the roof work done soon so if I leanr anything else about the process I'll mention it.

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  2. thanks for the tip about points vouchers. i'll take a look.

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  3. Our expenses seems to come in threes also. I live in the states so don't shop Sainsburys but read several blogs that mention shopping there and using the Nectar points.

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    1. One expense always seems to bring a couple of friends along for the journey!

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  4. Did not know about the Sainsbury's thing, but thank you. Do a lot of our shopping there because it is only 2 miles away. The vouchers the till spits out are usually for things I do not want to buy, this is much better :-}

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    1. We're the same. Most vouchers are for things we don't buy, or there's a minimum spend too high for us to take advantage of, hopefully a few things will pop up on this site.

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    1. It's getting better. We continued with the Metacam for a couple of days and all was well. We stopped and she started putting all her weight on it and has stopped the gnawing. She does occasionally still flick the foot, but she does that anyway, she's back to jumping, digging and generally being herself.

      Thank you for asking.

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