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Another Big Expense Done

May 14th, 2021 at 01:46 pm

A couple of days ago, the installation of my ductless heat pump was completed. It's a two-headed Daikin system, and I am delighted with the results. It will be useful both summer and winter, but especially in the winter. It's also more energy efficient and will probably lower my electricity costs. I will also get a $300 tax credit on this year's taxes. The total was $5412 - homeownership is not cheap!

Yesterday, I went out to water my frontyard flowers, and saw that someone had dug up a whole clump of sweet alyssum! It was there the day before, and then just gone - leaving a gaping hole in its wake. I was really upset. But, I grow most of my plants from seed, and have other flowers in the greenhouse that I can plant there. It's just really annoying and such a rude thing to do - who the hell steals plants already in the ground???!#@#$!^&!$@

My garden is starting to be productive again, and I have more food being produced that I can use up - so most of the excess is going to get processed for later months and next Winter. Right now, I have an excess of walking and green onions, spinach, fava beans, and am absolutely overrun with cilantro. This weekend, I am going to do a massive fava harvest. I'll have another one a week from now and then replace the plants with peppers and eggplants.

Still waiting on the final update from the bank's underwriters to close on the refinance.

NW: $287,581.23

4 Responses to “Another Big Expense Done”

  1. Wink Says:

    What a terrible thing for someone to do! Seriously, who the hell does something like that? If I were building or remodeling a house I would absolutely go with a ductless system. The dust and allergens that circulate in HVAC ducts are awful. I really enjoy hearing about your gardening and look forward to hearing more as the spring and summer progress.

  2. terri77 Says:

    Wow! I guess some people really will steal anything!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Yowza! That is just plain rude to dig up a plant you have in the ground!

    Your garden sounds wonderful!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    That's a seriously weird theft!

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