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Originally Posted by W2R
This too will pass...
+1. Happens to all of us, and it's no fun at the time for anyone.
I've had to replace hot water heater, washer, furnace, AC, sump pump, dishwaser, disposal and roof on our house over the past 18 years (plus two root canals) - none of it planned and several of them came together. But it's been years since we've had a major system failure, and odds are you'll be in the clear for a while now too. I hope so...
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Retired Jun 2011 at age 57 Target AA: 50% equity funds / 30% bond funds / 20% cash Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
... cat dental work; now seems will need crown on tooth...
I didn't know that veterinarians did crowns. On cats.
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Maintenance issues do seem to bunch together. One summer I had a hernia repair, three weeks later knee surgery, then a tooth crown. That was my "40-year overhaul". And around that time I did replace the water heater. But compared to some of the problems others have had I consider myself fortunate.
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