Repair Work

A dishwasher containing clean dishes

This morning my husband fixed our dishwasher.  An electric component had gone out, and despite him not having any electronics training, he was able to find the $40 part and get it working again.  As much as I cringed at the $40, a repair call would have been even more, and a new dishwasher still more.  That could have been my daily miracle right there, but then we got to talking.

These last two months have been a little crazy around here.  All three cars had a tire blow out.  Two cars needed brake jobs. The dishwasher obviously went out.  Not only that but our printer died, two vacuums died, the DVD player died, the microwave refused to work, my daughter’s laptop stopped working, and we needed a new couch.  A busy few weeks.  As we started listing everything that had been going out at the same time, we realized a few things.  These last two months we had the money, the time, and the knowledge to take care of everything we needed.  Any other two months this year and I don’t think we would have been able to handle it as well.

Not everything just had money to throw at fixing it.  Bought one new tire, two used.  Did one brake job ourselves with some help, and have an appointment in a few days for the last brake job with a friend.  Husband was able to fix the dishwasher.  Brother in law was able to fix the computer.  Vacuum was under warranty, and a friend gave us a loaner until it is back.  Microwave and DVD started working again on their own.  Found a great couch at a yard sale, and the business had some extra money for the printer.  I think what happened was summed up best by Elder Bednar a few weeks back.  Click below to listen to the 17 minute talk from General Conference.

Elder Bednar – tithing

 

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