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    So, yeah, Maytag? Call me.

    Things have been pretty pinchy around here, financially speaking, for quite a while. I'm willing to make some sacrifices in order to work as little as possible and (up until recently) pay for house cleaners, but sometimes it just grates on you, y'know?

    Anyway, I think things are unclenching their butt cheeks a little. Hubby started a little ebay side business, and while nobody's going to be quitting their job anytime soon, it seems like it will be moderately successful. We might have some room to breathe in the sort-of-near future.

    Which, as far as I'm concerned, resulted DIRECTLY in the conversation we had the other night:

    Me: "Night, hon."

    Hubby: "Night."

    Me: "....what is that noise?"

    Hubby: "What noise?"

    Me: "That really loud humming, and some clunking."

    Hubby: "The fridge."

    Me: "That's our FRIDGE? The one on the other side of the house? With the closed door between it and us?"

    Hubby: "Yeah."

    Me: "...."

    "....we're going to need a new fridge very soon, aren't we?"

    Hubby: "Probably."

    Me: "Stupid balanced universe with it's stupid balance."

    Hubby: "...Night, hon."

    (Stupid balanced universe.)

    Reader Comments (18)

    Just more evidence for my theory that our appliances are alive, with brains. And they don't want us to be happy.

    October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDidactic Pirate

    Things do have a way of balancing out.
    I once found $50.00 blowing in the yard! Whoopee!! Was I excited. Next day, my muffler fell off.
    Enough said.

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSueAnn

    Isn't that the truth.

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

    It ALWAYS happened that way with us. My husband went through two rounds of layoffs and the second everybody was working and I could breathe again, something would break. Or my favorite - the chimney started separating from the house and needed to be entirely rebuilt.

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia

    Sometimes owning a house makes me want to move back to a rental where the landlord is responsible for repairs! Except then you might spend a whole, hot, humid summer waiting for the A/C to be fixed....yeah, that was fun.

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGinny Marie

    Ain't that always the way.

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Suess

    At least you have some time to get used to the idea. In June ours just up and quit making with the cold air. Fun to find puddles of water in the kitchen and realize the beer was no longer cold, along with the butter and milk and everything else in the stupid thing. However, I love love love our new fridge.

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVandyJ

    Stupid Murphy and his stupid law.

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMama Badger

    Oh no! I am afraid our fridge is crapping out too. Ours leaks though. Fun times!

    And I love that "unclenching their butt cheeks" phrase. LOL

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Deneen

    If its not one thing, its another... it just stinks when you start to get back up on your feet and another high dollar necessity knocks you back down. However, new appliances are SO much fun! (I never thought I would get so excited over the thought of a new washer/dryer, fridge, etc...) LOL... its the little things :)

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMindyAnn

    Your fridge. My dryer.

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSprite's Keeper

    So . . . fridge on E-Bay soon?

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFragrant Liar

    I'm cracking up at SueAnn's comment.

    That you could hear the fridge through the closed door is a little disturbing. You know what would be more disturbing? Is if you opened the bedroom door and the fridge was like right there in the hall!


    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

    We've been waiting for our washer/dryer to go or for the door to fall off the fridge. Now that I have a new job I'm expecting it all to happen at once.

    October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaptain Dumbass

    Yea, I have this problem as well.

    Meet a hot Italian at the bar, leave with him and switch the ringoer off on your phone.

    Next morning wake up to find that you missed a call from an even hotter Spaniard.

    What? Not the same?


    - B x

    October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Barreness

    Guess who just spent $900+ on a new water heater last week? We are perpetually broke.

    October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

    Don't you just hate the universe sometimes? It's like it KNOWS.

    Congrats on the ebay thing though.

    October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrogmama

    Ugh. If I see the Maytag man, I'll send him right over!

    October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

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