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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14 Comments on “Things Happen In Threes?

  1. OMG, this is like action replay!
    2 months ago, our dishwasher died, and then our washing machine died and then suddenly our microwave passed away!
    We did away with our microwave, but had to replace the washing machine and the dishwasher! And they are soo damn expensive..

    The hand impression is adorable 🙂 and the mousse makes me want to eat dessert for breakfast.


    • Oh my gosh, a dishwasher and a washing machine at the same time?! That’s horrible!! I’ve just been so glad that 2 of the 3 are relatively cheap. How are you finding life without a microwave?
      There is one more mousse in the fridge….I may eat it for lunch.


      • well,I have a home depot card, so just put it on it for 18 months no interest. Am going to be paying it off for a long time 🙂

        It was hard initially, but now, we are kind of used to it. I invested in a lot of glass utensils that are stove top friendly.

        Mousse for lunch…. I am envious.

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  2. Ugh, I totally get this. I am waiting for a shoe to drop with respect to kitchen appliances. The stove died a couple of years ago. I replaced it and the microwave, now the fridge and the dishwasher I’m sure are hanging by threads.

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  3. So glad your little guy is feeling better! Having things break down is so inconvenient, but fingers crossed that you are done dealing with that kind of thing for a while now. (Weird how these events do seem to come all at once.)


  4. Damn! That’s pretty sucky! Our washing machine has been on death’s door for years lol. N keeps doing cheap fixes I don’t know how it’s lasted this long. Every wash comes with a silent prayer lol.


  5. Sorry all of your appliances broke at once!! That’s no good at all!! Hopefully nothing else breaks on you. I’m glad little is feeling better though, and such a sweet surprise from school!!


  6. Oh no, what an expensive run of crappy luck. Phew! That gift from the daycare is adorable – we got a gorgeous gift too. And that mousse mmmmmmmm

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