As a homeowner of a tiny old house, I often find possibly minor problems that can suddenly become big problems. For example, I've been worrying for awhile about the condition of the old basement faucet in the first picture on the left side of this blog entry.
Last week, a minor leak happened in a different section of my house (in the plumbing for my kitchen's sink). I had to immediately get a plumber out to my house or live without a dishwasher, kitchen sink, etc. The plumber fixed the kitchen leak, a sometimes dripping faucet in the bathroom, and the old basement faucet/hose/etc. The new version of the basement faucet is in the second photo in this blog entry.
Thankfully, nothing major happened to the basement plumbing problem before it was fixed. I also have been so happy to be free from worrying about plumbing problems. Freedom from worrying is a great feeling to have. Fixing the plumbing problems for less than a thousand dollars was definitely worth the cost of the repairs.