Who did I piss off?

Apparently I have done something to make God very angry with me. The first incident was our hallway toilet becoming backed-up. There wasn’t any mess, but “snaking” a toilet isn’t the funnest thing to do on any given day. Next up was our storm on 7/21 that dropped a 100′ tree on our house, poked a hole in the roof, squished the kids’ swingset, bent the meter loop to parallel with the ground, and left a huge mess. We recovered. Then this past Sunday the A/C unit “popped and poofed”. There was a loud pop and then a puff of white smoke. That was a lovely $1705 bill.

And now for the latest bit – Last night our dryer caught on fire. Yes, you read right, FIRE. Emily pushed the start button to dry some laundry then there were sparks and flames. Luckily I had two fire extinguishers in the house. One was posted on the wall next to the dryer, and the other is above the refrigerator. Emily grabbed the one by the dryer and quickly put it out before the fire spread or did any damage to the house. Thankfully she and the kids are okay, a little shaken, but okay. NO MORE WHIRLPOOL ANYTHING FOR ME.

I went to Lowe’s after I came home and made sure everything was okay, and bought a new pretty Maytag Performa. Granted it’s on the cheaper side of their lineup (okay, THE cheapest), but it works and hopefully won’t ignite my house. That, and I can’t afford to buy anything nicer. With so many things going wrong all at once, I am surprised we can still afford to live.

Wish me luck. (good)