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The Gift That Keeps Giving

"I was a first-time homeowner at the ripe old age of 57, so I keep renewing the home warranty that the former owner offered me for the first year. It's a good thing I did because I woke up one Christmas morning to hear an unusual sound in the basement that I just couldn't identify. Heading down there about 7 AM, I found that sometime through the night, the old sump pump had died and left me a couple of inches of cold water on the floor! It was old and needed replacing, but on Christmas Day? Like I said, luckily I kept the home warranty current! A $100 deductible on my part, and the company paid for the replacement part and plumber to come out on Christmas Day! I still keep the warranty policy up-to-date, of course!"

Marsha G.
via Facebook

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