got free?

My word for this year is LEARN.  

So it just makes sense to use this Year of Sundays to reflect on 52 of my most significant Life Lessons.   Some may seem more significant than others, but each one has changed how I live my life in powerful way.   I’d love to hear if and how any of these same lessons have surfaced in the classroom of Your Life.


It never hurts to ask.  

…especially when it applies to refunds and DIY.

My sweetie, Tom, is the master of asking for refunds.   Just this week, he got a complete refund (and some great coupons) after writing to complain about some Ziploc bags.  I’ve lost count of the times he’s written Nike about how the soles of his shoes wore down after a year or so.  And he’s gotten free shoes every.single.time.

Last year, his success inspired me to write Le Crueset about my favorite, very used dutch oven.  They mean it when they say ‘lifetime guarantee’.  Within two weeks, I had a shiny new one on my stove.

This week I called GE about my seven-year-old refrigerator.  It’s been been making a funky clicking noise.  I felt like I was hearing money go down the drain which each click.   After doing some research, I figured out it was the mother board.   Before calling a repairman, I kept researching and found out that faulty mother boards are a common problem with my model of ‘fridge.   So I called GE and gave a very nice woman named Diedre the details.  In less than five minutes, she agreed to ‘overnight’ a new mother board to me.  And thanks to a You Tube self-help video and Tom, in less than 15 minutes, the ‘fridge was fixed.

Yep, ‘free’ is fun.

What great refund adventures have you had latley?