My washer has recently decided to skip the spin cycle which makes doing the laundry a bit of a challenge. In addition to that; the dryer started making a metal-on-metal grinding sound, forcing Hugh to pull the entire thing apart to replace belts and pads and some other parts. The good news is; the dryer works better. The bad news being, of course, that the washer won't spin and soggy clothing isn't going to dry no matter how well the dryer is working.
Then, last night, the furnace stopped working and, apparently, the people who fix these kinds of things take off during long holiday weekends so, now, we get to worry about the possibility of frozen pipes and water damage and other fun things like that until, oh, Tuesday or so.
On the bright side, we still have hot water (please don't let me have just jinxed us, pleaseohpleaseohplease) and we do have the gas fireplace which can be programmed to kick on automatically when the house gets too cold so; we won't freeze to death in our sleep or anything. And, it's not like we are camping in a circle in the living room, rubbing sticks together to create a spark over broken-up furniture or stalking the neighborhood animals for their pelts or anything.
It's ok, is what I'm saying.
And, just because 2011 wants to take her leave of us in such a sucktastic way doesn't mean that we don't plan to send her off in style, anyway. Oh, HELL no. I purchased sparkling grape juice for the kids, goddamnit; there will be a party. Oh yes, there will.
Besides, body heat warms a house better than any old furnace.
And, you know, clean clothes are overrated.