“Be nice,” I jumped to conclusions.
“Yeah, Mom, I smell it too,” Faith agreed.
“What is it?” I finally got up and walked toward them. It smelled like a burning hair dryer, but there was nothing of the sort around. “Fire!” was my next thought, but then I decided I would smell smoke. This was more like an appliance that had burned out. I touched the walls and they were cool. I looked up in the attic and didn’t see or smell anything up there, but the smell was getting stronger. It wasn’t until about an hour later when it started to feel hot in the room did I realize it was the air-conditioner. Sigh.
Our home computer had put up a good fight, but was finally declared completely and irreparably dead after faithfully serving us for eight years! What’s that in computer years? I’m thinking about a hundred and five. We looked all over and had just ordered the cheapest one we could find. Yesterday a computer. Today an air-conditioner.
The next day we were able to get a repair man out. I was a little worried since we were having company staying with us and in this Texas heat… I just prayed we wouldn’t have to replace the whole unit. I was so relieved when it was just a small part that needed to be replaced costing hundreds rather than thousands. Whew.
The day after that my DVD player wouldn’t work. Noooooo! Not another thing! After a couple of days my husband figured out how to reprogram it. What a deal!
Next my internet went out. I told you about that the other day. Wow. Doesn’t it just feel sometimes like something different breaks every day? I was feeling kind of irritated with things breaking down. Then I thought about how we were able to put things right with relative ease. I need to be thankful! I need to appreciate all of the blessings I enjoy and not take them for granted!