Thursday, February 17, 2011

At least I can do one thing well...

It was a bad week.

Our "new to us" van broke down after owning it for 1 week.
(thankfully still under power train warranty.)
It came home on Tuesday night.

Our old faithful car broke down...again.
(not under warranty, but we have a great mechanic who is honest and affordable.)
It went in the shop Tuesday night and has not yet returned.

Our oven broke.
The fix took 15 minutes and some know how from the repairman.
Not having an oven inspired a genius chocolate chip cookie recipe
(if I do say so myself.)

The sink faucet broke.
Luckily, I have an amazing husband who is an expert in this faucet's repair and who has a very cute assistant.

Just as everything was fixed and we started saying, at least nothing else can break...
The vacuum started smelling like fire as my very dear husband was vacuuming C's room.

That was the last straw.

I am not paying for anyone to repair this.
My diagnosis...broken belt (it has broken before and will break again most likely.)
"W. Screwdriver + sign style. Stat!"
The husband helped him get it.
I undid all the screws...there it was, the broken belt.
I need a size 5 belt for a vacuum cleaner.

Now if I just had a car to go get one...

All this prompted us to do the taxes as well...
At least that part of life is done!

They say noting in life is guaranteed except death and taxes...
I'd like to add that it is guaranteed that things will break down all at the same time if at all possible!


  1. Sometimes when it rains, it pours. What a great way to have a positive attitude and power through the challenges. It doesn't matter what's going on in our lives, it's our attitudes that determine how we respond and adapt. Hang in there!

    City Roots, Country Life

  2. Whoa-you really have had a week. That seems to alway be the way when it starts to go down hill. At least your taxes are done. I shudder every time I think of doing ours [self-employed husband]. Now it's time for a fantastic weekend,right?

  3. Whoa, sounds like a trying week. Glad you were able to fix the vacuum. Sounds like you might be nesting at home for a while.

  4. Oh no what a test of your sanity. I hope your day turned around after all of the bumps.

  5. Now that is a lot of broken things in one week!
    That must mean a lot of wonderful things for next week.


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