This was a bit of a bummer day. Last week, our dryer died a slow and painful death. Eventually, I figured out how to take everything out of it, turn it a little (this was very hard) and then start it up on empty. Sometimes this would fake the motor out and I could then dry a half-load of clothes. Then it would stop mid-rotation and if I ran back in there every 10 minutes,I could crank it back up. So, technically, it was working.
We went to a used appliance place and bought a new one on credit. (not new, used new) It dried one glorious load before the washing machine broke.
I think it’s like when a grandparent dies and the other one is so sad they just give up and die too…. kinda like that, but only not really that sad or important. But you get the general concept.
So, tonight we will be going back to the appliance place and try to convince them to trade this new dryer back and let us buy a matched set. (Why, yes, that is a grammatical horror of a sentence. Thanks for asking!)
So that’s bummer 1. Bummer 2 is spending over 2 hours in a doctor’s office having my babies tortured and discovering they both have RSV, and Bean has an ear infection, too. Poor little guys. So now I have a litany of drugs to dispense, as well as breathing treatments, and I am going to buy the best thermometer I can find and take R2’s temps constantly…
Oh and bummer 3: new President.