A $300 computer board for our 8-year-old Kenmore fridge (which has a $750 2-year-old compressor) is going to look beautiful wrapped with a red ribbon and green tinsel underneath the tree!
"Life is maintenance" for EVERYONE and happens daily, weekly and monthly---but seems to ALWAYS happen to us before a major gathering for a holiday/celebration!
Surviving these moments for me.....................
and my new favorite outlet is the 24/7 Comedy Radio played in my van as I drive around town! Often, my loud outbursts of laughter release my inner comedian and bond me with the voices I am hearing. Remarkably, just a 10-minute drive to the grocery store (to pick up some diet coke or mint M&M's) energizes my resolve to tackle daily maintenance.
The comedians I listen to (BEWARE: some are rated "R" for "raucous" laughter) cause me to:
• Laugh at the little things
• Control my emotions and keeps me from committing a crime
• Turn the evil demon waiting to pounce into a mellow monster
• Balance my "body fluids" (look it up in Wikipedia, ok!)
Now I am going to my next appointment in my van and blasting 24/7 Comedy Radio because the $300 fix DID NOT work and the real fix will cost a whopping $600!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (or the replacement cost of a new refrigerator--we get to choose!)
Meaning: In the last two years, we will have paid $1,300 to have an appliance keep our milk cold, our wieners thawed and our pizza frozen and now we get to do it AGAIN!
Happy Holidays to us!!!!!!!