I do love the summer even though this one is not turning out as I planned.
This morning I got up later than I expected, but I hadn't slept well. I wanted to make some strawberry cupcakes with chocolate icing for the church's Fellowship Time. I didn't realize it would take so long. When it was time for me to leave, they had just come out of the oven and were too hot to ice. So I ended up going to 7-11 and getting some donuts and iced tea in case some people did not want hot coffee or hot tea. And a few people did take it. Joe and I have eaten some of the cupcakes and they turned out very good. There's always the two Bible studies on Tuesday and Wednesday to bring them to.
Last night Joe said he wanted to help me catch up with things. Our laundry is WAY behind. We have piles of it. So he put a load in the washer. I dozed off and woke to hear *scrape*, *scrape*. I couldn't figure out what it was. Then Joe came upstairs from the basement. The washer had broken. It won't drain. And it was full of sheets and pillowcases. *sigh* I went down and no luck for me either. Joe has drained out as much water as he could. I got online and started looking for a new washer. Figured I'd get a dryer while I was at it since ours broke about 4 or 5 years ago and we never replaced it. Joe has been begging for a dryer and I always say we can't afford it. So...
The main problem we have with getting a washer and dryer is that our doorway to the basement is only 23 1/2 inches wide (59.69 cm) and the distance between the walls is 24 inches (61 cm). Most appliances are wider or deeper or taller than that. We can get only small apartment sized portable appliances. There is one store in our neighborhood that sells them so we are going there tomorrow. I figure it will be about $800 for the two of them. But this place will also remove the old ones. That's worth it.
Joe says bad things come in threes and so this is the end of it. I sure hope so.
I plan to call the garage first thing in the morning to see what is going on with our car. I looked up on google what the prices are for replacing the various things I knew needed replacing and/or fixing. It came to about $2,000 so maybe we will be getting our car back. I sure hope so. I don't need car payments. Our car has been paid for for awhile now. Besides, I like my car.
I have so much work to do tomorrow to get ready to have someone remove a washer and dryer and put new ones in. And I MUST cut the grass. It's terrible. And my library material is overdue. And I have to go food shopping for sure. So much to do!
I got only two hours of sleep last night so I hope I do better tonight. I think I will.