Things Happen In Threes?
Well, it’s a good thing I don’t put much stock in Hallmark Holidays (i.e. mother’s day, father’s day and valentines day). Because let me tell you, this weekend went nothing like we envisioned.
Thursday we discovered our crockpot was broken. Our crock pot is used a least once a week, and some weeks it’s used twice a week. It allows us to make simple meals on busy days. Thankfully, replacing a crockpot is rather simple, given that a new one is less then $100. It was just a matter of going shopping. But oddly, so far, I hate my new one and miss my old one.
Saturday, our dishwasher died. It had been on deaths door for a few weeks – the repair man told us the motor was going and the cost of a new one wouldn’t be worth it. He also said we’d probably have about 6 months before it fully died. Well, it’ didn’t last 6 months. And, on Saturday we begrudgingly became the proud new owners of a new dishwasher, which thankfully was last years model and on a blowout sale. But, still, my little life lesson is that dishwashers aren’t cheap!! $1500 gone and an entire day wasted on an install gone horribly wrong. I felt terrible for Mr. MPB as he had to spend the day trying to sort out water and electrical problems, while I spent the day playing with Little MPB. Thankfully, by 10pm the dishwasher was finally working and at least I don’t have to find time to start hand washing dishes every day. Thank god for modern conveniences.
And Sunday, our microwave died. Mr. MPB and I have a history with microwaves (in our life together we’ve had 5 microwaves, apparently we are very good at ruining them) so we probably shouldn’t be surprised that we randomly lost another microwave. But this one was fine yesterday and now it’s not, so we were rather surprised that it stopped working. So, we are hoping to put off buying a new microwave for a few weeks as our VISA cards need a break. I’m curious, how long will we last without this daily convenience?
They say things happen in threes. So, I really hope this means we are done with broken appliances!
But, there were good things about our weekend too, thankfully.
- Little MPB is feeling better and went back to daycare on Friday.
- When I picked up Little MPB from daycare on Friday, he gave met he most wonderful gift. #DaycareForTheWin
- We did manage to go for a wonderful family walk on Sunday and a play at a nearby playground. It was a surprisingly relaxing day.
- Mr. MPB made me the most delicious raspberry chocolate mousse.
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