Well, this has been one hell of a frustrating week with several things breaking one after the other so broken has definitely been our theme. I’m not sure why but one broken thing seems to set off a chain reaction and that’s what’s happened at our house this week.
Washing Machine Woes
At the weekend our washing machine decided it wasn’t going to spin anymore, Chris had a look at it and was confident he could fix it. A part was ordered and after several hours of tinkering, it seemed to be working again. I managed to get a few loads washed but when a few days later I came to wash again the same thing happened again but this time I could smell burning.
As it stands the washer is broken, I have a load of sopping wet towels to try and dry and we will most likely spend another weekend scratching our heads trying to come up with a solution.
As if one expensive broken thing wasn’t enough the car decided to start making a weird noise last week too. Chris had a look and spotted the problem which thankfully is an easy fix and the parts were inexpensive which was a bonus. The only problem being that the time to fix it. The whole weekend was spent trying to fix the washing machine and Chris has had a really busy week at work so he hasn’t been able to look at it yet. No doubt this weekend will be taken up with trying to fix both the washer and the car.
This one I have to laugh about, I bought a nice family photo frame about two years ago and never got around to filling it with photos. I finally decided to display it on the wall in the hopes it would prompt me to order some prints, it was up a few weeks before Jake throwing a ball in the front room knocked it off and it smashed. It was just never meant to be, but on the plus side, it was the third thing to break so hopefully that will be last of our run of bad luck.
In Other News
It’s not been all bad this week, of course, Daisy started science club again, Jake and I spent some time after school at the library, and the kids had an author visit their school which was exciting. I’ve spent the week updating old blog posts which as well as being productive was also fun, I’ve loved looking back at the photos of the kids and our adventures.
I’ve also finished a couple of books this week, I find alternating between reading print and listening to an audiobook is working really well for me.
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