Late July 2021 Update

It is late July, and there is a lot going on. My tractor needed repaired, I am in the process of getting rid of cable, I checked on my homeowner’s insurance, and I’ve been working on a few projects. Here is a quick update.

Tractor Repair

My lawn tractor started to leak oil a little while back. After checking a few things, it was determined that the front oil gasket was leaking. We pulled the front of the engine off and replaced the gasket. It is running great now with no oil leaks. Total cost on this project was about $4. Total time was about 2 hours.

I have no idea how much this repair would have cost if I had to take it to a shop, but I’d imagine that it would have been at least a few hundred dollars. Being able to fix and repair things on my own has saved me countless amounts of money over the years. I highly recommend learning DIY skills. You don’t have to get too advanced but knowing how to do some basic things can save you a ton of money. YouTube can be a great resource for learning how to do repairs and projects.

Switching Cable Providers

I currently have Comcast for my cable and internet. Prices have been on the rise for some time now, and I’ve finally had enough. I decided to switch over to Dish Network with Windstream as the internet provider. I’ll be saving around $60 a month, and as a bonus I’ll have satellite TV at our cabin. Not a bad deal.

As far as how well the service is, I can’t tell you that yet. They won’t be hooking everything up until early August, but I’ll be sure to give an update on how well the reception is and how well the internet performs.

Homeowner’s Insurance Checkup

It occurred to me that I haven’t looked at my homeowner’s policy since I bought my home back in 2015. With the renovations that I’ve done, and with rising real estate prices I became concerned that I might not have enough insurance.

A quick call with my agent revealed that I did in fact have adequate coverage, but he did point out that I wasn’t covered for flooding due to drains backing up. Being that I recently had a minor basement flood I went ahead and added this coverage.

If you haven’t checked on your insurance coverage lately, then this might be a good time to do it.

Other Projects

I’ve been busy with a few other smaller projects at home this July. I did some tree trimming and some minor landscaping. I’ve also cut a tree down at my mom’s house. The wood will be going to our cabin for the wood burner.

Wrapping Up

July has proven to be a busy month. I’ve been very productive, but I do need a break. I’m hoping that things settle down in August, and that we can plan some leisure activities. Until next time.

Read Also:

Personal Update, Summer 2021

Basement Flood and Other Updates

Keeping Your Central Air Conditioner in Prime Condition All Summer

The Importance of Having Property Insurance

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