On this Thanksgiving morning, I am giving thanks for so many things. One of the things I am most grateful for is my relationship with my daughters.
My “baby” is now in the middle of her senior year in high school, and my oldest in her second year of college- and I couldn’t be more proud of them. Not for the things they do- but for who they are! I love laughing with them and remembering funny things that have happened through the years.
Just the other day we were cracking up about our old washing machine. We have absolutely the WORST luck in buying appliances. In the 18 years we have lived here, we have had multiple refrigerators, multiple dishwashers, washing machines, numerous vacuum cleaners, and we just finally replaced our broken over-the-oven microwave. We “nurse” these half broken appliances for what seems like years until they completely die- and only then do we look for the latest and greatest deal to replace them.
Well, our washing machine had been replaced and wasn’t really that old- but of course, it stopped working.
Now, to be fair- each of us do our own laundry. Some of us put more items in the washing machine than others, so each of us had a different experience when we washed our clothing.
I began hearing each family members groan when they went to switch the clothes into the dryer- because the clothes would still be sopping wet. The drum stopped spinning. It would wash the clothing fine, but every now and then, the spin cycle wouldn’t work. I would work fine for me- but not for my hubby or the girls…
Somehow, they realized that if they opened the top before the spin cycle, you could use your hands to spin the inside of the drum to get it going, and then it would pick up speed and wring the water out of the clothes. This began a season of us waiting for that point in the cycle… and then we would hear someone taking out a few sopping wet items to lessen the load, and then you’d hear the hands slowly spinning the drum. The funny thing is that this became normal.
I remember one day it didn’t spin the clothes for me. I was trying to spin the drum with my hands to get it going- just like I had watched my girls and hubby do- and I was really frustrated that I couldn’t get it spinning. Hearing what I was trying to do, my husband called out to me- “You’re not doing it right!” He then came in and showed me his skilled hand spinning technic. Sure enough- he got it going!
I told him he was the Laundry dj- spinning the drum to get the laundry going. We laughed so hard at the absurdity that we were “laundry dj-ing” for so long!
It was only a month or two later that the washer completely stopped working. And yes, we found a great deal on a new one.
So today I am thankful for funny memories with my daughters and hubby.
And that today, we can wash our clothes by simply pressing the button 🙂
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.- Proverbs 31:25
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Thank you 🙂
My secular career outside of ministry was Appliance Service and Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration. Take heart, if it wasn’t for others like yourself, I wouldn’t have had a career!! LOL. Actually though, God blessed me with that career and it went hand in hand with ministry so I have no complaints. Now I’m retired from that career and can only sympathize with others like yourself. Machines, they can be a joy or . . . well you get the idea. Thankfully the Lord isn’t that way with us when we go “haywire” and crazy. He’s there always to pick us back up and encourage us to continue on with our “job” for Him, powered by His Holy Spirit.
Thanks for stopping by and making yourself known. I see you have a lot of friends that are mine as well so looking forward to stopping by and checking out more inspiration and encouragement!! God Bless!
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Happy day-after- Thanksgiving! That is awesome that you worked in appliance service. As a bi-vocational minister myself, I realize that ALL things we do are ministry! I am sure you got to help many, many people through your career! Yes- it does look like we follow a lot of the same blogs :). I have been writing for years, but am not as regular these days due to being so busy. Many blessings to you, and I pray you have a blessed holiday season!
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