Monday, September 15, 2014

Leaking and Naughty Mashup Monday

Well, it was a busy weekend that ended super quick. We closed the pool and packed up the deck. That is always a massive job. We shouldn't even have opened it this year. We swam in it once. Yes, ONCE! And we were both looking forward to Den coming home from work and jumping in with NO KIDS to bother us. Maybe next year, it will be nicer out and we will get more pool time. Ha ha, Mother Nature laughs, not on my watch! Bitch.
The good news is we think that we found the leak. To drain the pool, we disconnected the pipes on the return and intake. Once it gets below where the pipes are no more water will drain out.  And then we watched it for a day. The water levels never dropped so that is wonderful news. The liner doesn't have a tear. That means the pipes are leaking. And that is an easier fix! Den filled the pipes with RV antifreeze(its what you use for pool pipes too) and next year we will see which pipe is empty and that will be the one to replace. So, so, so much easier than trying to go over the entire pool inch by inch while it is full trying to find the leak. Or maybe it is just procrastinating. No, I will call it planning.
My inlaws were watching my nephews for the weekend so we went out to lunch and then to Chuck E. Cheese. The boys call me Tia and Den is Bubba. They like to hang on Bubba and give him grief. I wholeheartedly encourage this behavior.  
This little one is Andrew. He is the naughty one. And he is cute as can be. He also reminds everyone of.......
of Bubba. Den was more than willing to spend some time playing games with the boys.
My Favorite Santa Pic EVER!
I earned $89.24 from BP! I just need to keep this up for a few more weeks and we are set! Go Sonya!!!
But really BP is the way to go for earning points/cash back on a credit card. 5% for gas is the best that I have seen and it is 1% on everything else. And the kicker is that we use the BP card almost strictly for gas. Our Bank of America card is our go to card for everything else. 
So here is where we are....................
$100.49     Google(blog writing)
$114          Pinecone research
$268.33     BP
$25            Amazon gift code from Saving Star
$25            Bass Pro Gift card from MyPoints
$25            Amazon gift code that I won from Donna Freedman at Surviving and Thriving!!!!!
$50            Gamestop gift code from e-rewards
Total $607.82 for our 2014 Christmas!
And spent,
Sonya Ann


10 comments:

slugmama said...

Bubba and Tia?
WTF?!? lolz

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-Cindy called Den bubba when they were young. I picked Tia because of a friend that was from Costa Rica. Tia is aunt in Spanish. Her kids and most kids can't say Sonya. Tia is pretty easy for the little ones.

HS @ Our Debt Blog said...

Love the SANTA pic LOL

HS

Sonya Ann said...

HS @ Our Debt Blog-Its my fav so far this year!

Lena said...

Sounds like you had a ton of fun!

Linda said...

Your Christmas money is really adding up. Good job.

Sonya Ann said...

Lena-I just love those boys especially when they give Den grief.

Sonya Ann said...

Linda-Thank you! Its a struggle.

McVal said...

Brilliant idea on finding the leak!

Jane said...

I'm glad you have leaky pipes...wait...whah?