2011 wasn't the best of years.
It seems it was the year of breakdowns & repairs.
I think the basement flooded twice.
We had sump pump breakage.
Clogged drain in basement causing big mess down there (and left me unable to use the kitchen sink for several days).
It was also a year of toilet overflows, have I mentioned we have a carpeted bathroom? Yeah..big mess.
In July I think it was, our less than 5 yr old fancy refrigerator broke down. Fix it guy had a fix for it, but said its iffy, might last 3 days, 3 months, 3 years or 30...just never know. We gave it a try...it lasted about 5 months. A few days before Christmas it died. It was unfixable. We had to move the spare smaller frig from the basement upstairs, and the old one went out the door.
We also had dryer issues this past year. Even now it has its good days and bad...
Our portable dishwasher also took a dump. It started leaking & wasn't getting stuff very clean, I got sick of mopping up the mess and now I use it to store stuff in and on LOL, and I wash dishes by hand.
Bill's truck also needed some expensive repairs, not only once, but twice...
All that (plus some I think I forgot), and also some dental issues & health issues that caused major expense.
It hasn't been the greatest year.
I'm hoping 2012 will be a GOOD year. Good health, and no repairs or replacing of household items! A winning lottery ticket would kick off the year right...I guess I need to play to win though LOL.
Happy 2012! (I know I'm late, sorry)