Friday, October 30, 2009

Broken Appliances

In the last month the appliance repairman has been at our house 3 times(twice to work on the fridge)hopefully it is fixed this time. The first time my refrigerator went on the blink, I lost everything in it(freezer and refrigerator). The first part did not fix it, only temporarily, and we knew that it might only be a temporary fix, so in about 10 days it began defrosting again. So he came back out and changed another part.

I was actually washing a load of clothes while he was here working on the refrigerator and he finished up and went on his way. My load of clothes did not spin out correctly. I proceeded with the next load and thought it might just be that load, in the midst of the first spin out cycle of the second load of clothes it made an awful noise, much worse than an out of balance load, but I rearranged it and proceeded with this load of clothes. But, by the time it was finished you could smell rubber burning. Alan and I thought maybe a belt just burned into. Not so. It has taken us almost a week to get our schedule and the repairman's schedule to jive, and yesterday he came to visit us once again and the washer is not fixable.(Ya)

So we got to purchase a washer, well I wanted them to match so I got a dryer also.Ouch, but they are pretty and red and the are the front load style.I had been wanting for several years the new front load matchable washer and dryer but was waiting patiently until mine broke.The time had finally come and Lowe's is here now installing them. I have not washed clothes in several days so I get to see if I like my new purchases. However, I did get them on clearance and since I was actually buying the floor models, I got another 10% off. Yipeeeee!!

We have a couple in our church getting married in July so they get the dryer, that I just had worked on also while the repairman was here working on the refrigerator the first time. Lord willing no other appliances of ours will be in need of our handy repairman again anytime soon.

Even though all my appliances seem to be on the blink right now I can still rejoice because God has been good to me and has forgiven all my iniquities. Appliances are just earthly things that do no matter in the grand scheme of things. Christ is all that matters and my walk with HIM. I am glad I can echo what the Psalmist said in Psalms 103:1-5.

Psalms 103:1-5
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

In, With, Through Christ


chadandnikki said...

Good times. God's sense of humor is so great. Hope things are on the mend now. Can't wait to see that shiny red washer and dryer.

Kelly said...

I understand about appliances going out! My hubby and I were given a washer, dryer, and refrigerator when we got married in June of 2008. They were pretty old, but we didn't care. It was such a blessing that we didn't have to buy them right when we were starting out. Anyway, the dryer and refrigerator went out about 9 months ago...both within a short amount of time from the other. It's crazy how that works!

I'm sure your new washer and dryer are amazing! I love the red front loaders...I dream that someday I'll have them :)

Hope you have a blessed weekend!