Still playing catch up… four days late.
My house is pretty much a ticking time bomb. Is that bad to admit? Regardless, it is. I feel like everything is falling apart around me. At first, I really cared it bothered me immensely. However, I have succumb to the fact that in the end, it really doesn’t matter. I am moving at the end of this school year, which I am actually looking forward to.
I have a love/ hate relationship with washing machines. I love them- because I know what it is like to live without a washing machine from my mission. I hate them because my house has evil little gnomes that live in it and they are constantly making the washing machine flood. I am not kidding either. Over past 8 years that I have lived in this house, the washing machine has flooded at least two dozen time.
Now, you may ask why don’t I just purchase a new machine. Well, first of all, we bought a new machine about 4 years ago. However, this machine has flooded just as much as the old one did. So, then you may ask why don’t I get it repaired. I respond that I had a repairman come out and was quoted over $300 to fix it. To be honest, I just can’t afford to buy one right now.
Let me tell you though how incredibly blessed I am. I mentioned on facebook that I was once again sucking up 50+ gallons of water from my flooded machine for the third time in two days. I had an overwhelming reaction from those that surrounded me. I had people offering to come help and donations of towels. That helped immensely.
Then, to top it off, my dear friend saw my need and stepped in to fill it without hesitation and regardless of my persistent denial that I needed any help, showed up on my doorstep with her washing machine that had been in storage (she recently remarried and didn’t have immediate need of it.) My brother came over the next day and helped me move my old washer out and my borrowed washer in.
What a blessing. I have to admit, that I really hate asking for help. I REALLY dislike that I am in a position of absolutely no power over my surroundings at all and that all is falling apart around me. However, I am so grateful that sometimes people just step in without even thinking and go above and beyond the call of duty to do what they can to help.