I forget how much I’ve come to rely on modern conveniences until they break.
Our dishwasher died Friday. We were already 2 loads behind due to some extreme baking done by Bon Bon and Semisweet.
It took us an hour and a half to wash all the dishes by hand. This was a result of having a one bowl sink and no dish drainer. We used enough dish towels to make a full load in the washing machine. After we were all done we let out a big “Hurray!” then looked at the clock.
Time to dirty more dishes to make and eat lunch.
The dishwasher dying came on the heels of one of our refrigerators calling it quits. We crammed all we could into the smaller fridge that was still running. This all, of course, the day after grocery shopping, so the fridges are FULL. Thank goodness for a handyman husband who fixed the fridge in one afternoon so we are back to full capacity again. He’ll also be able to fix the dishwasher but we have to wait for parts to arrive in the mail.
Today I am home from church with the five youngest. All have sore throats and coughs. My children are so funny. They were sad they couldn’t go to church so they got all dressed up in church clothes and are downstairs playing “church” as I type. It is heartwarming to hear strains of “I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus” and “I am a Child of God” coming up the stairs.
The weather has been beautiful the last few days. Our wheat fields are even starting to green up! We know spring is right around the corner when that happens. Time to start planning the vegetable garden.