But on this seemingly normal day, a surprise of thousand dollar proportions came into the Burtman's lives.
"When I first got it I had to take a double take," Burtram explained with a laugh.
A water bill from the Ash Flat Water Company for $4,088.93 for the month of June took Burtman and his wife by humorous surprise.
"I know most people might get mad about it but I thought it was hilarious," Burtram explained.
Luckily for Burtram and his wallet, Ash Flat Water Company had a sense of humor about it too and quickly corrected what Mackie Tompkins of the water department called an error in number entry.
"I was entering his meter readings in and hit the key twice and that's all there is to it," Tompkins said.
Tompkins also explained that unlike the bill claimed, the Burtram's did in fact not use over 3 million gallons of water but rather only 2,120 gallons.
"I found the problem when I was going through the bills at the end of the month and contacted Mr. Burtram," Tompkins also pointed out.
Tompkins finding the error saved Donald and Wanda Burtram around $4,000 and added a bit of humor into their, and many other's lives.
"We went to church and shared it with everyone and got an uproar," Burtram described of the joy a simple mistake can bring.
When asked by the water department if he could ever use over 3 million gallons of water, Burtram said that he didn't think it was possible.
"Not in my lifetime I haven't and I'm 71. You could float Ash Flat away with that much water," Burtram said.
With a sense of humor and a slight scare, Burtram and his wife paid his actual $24.09 water bill trying to remember that with a laugh and some community understanding, any mistake, despite the price, is worth mending.