Self Sufficiency on the Homestead


Faithful HomesteaderI have really become so appreciative that my husband is able to fix things around the homestead and save us money. I have been inspired myself to learn how to do things like changing my own oil and working on our tiny home bus when we can afford to do so. 

A couple of weeks ago I noticed that our heating/air conditioning unit was not working as it should. It is always a stressful thing because if we need a new unit, that is so expensive. We have replaced several parts and done other maintenance over the years to prolong the life of the unit, but my husband is losing faith that we can hold off much longer. 

Of course the heat would have to act up as we were getting the colder weather coming through. Thankfully, when my husband did get a chance to look at everything, he noticed some wires on the main power switch that were loose and burnt. I was so glad we could catch the problem before it became a real fire hazard. He was able to fix the wires, and now the heater is working great. 

transmission for my husband's truck

The latest project is working on my husband’s 4x4 truck. He went out of town for a weekend, and a few hours away from home, his transmission blew up. He had our dog with him as the inside of the truck filled up with smoke from the transmission. Our dog was climbing on my husband’s head trying to get out of the truck causing a serious hazard. 

The tow alone put a real dent in our pocket book. The parts are expensive as well, but we are saving money on labor since my husband is doing all the work. We have spent some time getting all the parts together to work on the truck and to upgrade to a heavier duty set up. Finally, this weekend the work has begun. 

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