Back in March I blogged about how very excited I was to be blessed with a new washer and dryer. We have had then exactly 70 days today when my dryer decided to display a fault message - apparently something with the motor. I was totally frustrated!!!! I called Fisher & Paykel and they gave me the number of a dealer who repairs the dryers - but it would be Monday before they could come out and see it! I have a ton of laundry to do - I couldn't wait that long! So I called Sears, where we purchased the dryer, and they told me to bring in the old dryer and they would replace it! Andy ran over and got the new dryer and put it in. Only this one isn't working either! It's tumbling, but not drying. UGH!!! I really liked this appliance, but if it is going to break down after 70 days, what am I going to do? I am hoping that the third time will be the charm and we will get a good one tomorrow morning. Otherwise, I am giving up on Fisher & Paykel!
A funny comment was made by Matt today. He said "We should start school again." I almost fell over! We have only been done with school for three weeks - we still have about eight weeks to go! I have been bad about coming up with a summer schedule, so they are getting to the bored part already. I hope to have a firm schedule in place for Monday. Life is just too busy and I am really trying to get my house under control. That mostly means getting rid of things. There is a huge used book sale at the homeschool conference I am supposed to be attending next weekend. I am hoping to get rid of a bunch of things there - mostly books. We'll see. I am really trying to limit the buying we do and utilize other sources like the library for books and movies. My goal is to limit our spending as much as possible and begin teaching my kids about living within their means. Don't get me wrong, we live within our means - we have no credit card debt or anything like that. I would just like to live more simply. I see the effects of having lots of "things" on my kids and I am not happy with the results. I hate being tied to "things" and my prayer is that God would teach us how to live without things and learn to love one another more.