It started back mid-December, days before our trip to Utah for Christmas. Our dryer broke. The motor just stopped working. Our landlady ended up replacing it with a dryer just as old as the broken one. Let's hope it lasts.
Then, while we were gone, someone broke into our minivan that was parked in our driveway and stole the front face off our stereo. It's ironic because the front face is worthless by itself--they didn't even bother to steal the whole stereo. What's even more ironic is that we had about 200 cd's sitting in their cases and a GPS right there, which they completely left alone.
Then, within days of being home from our vacation, our sewer system clogs and backs up. We had to vacuum up water in the basement and dump it down the emergency back-up sump pump. And then we had to wait 36 hours before the plumber was able to come and fix it. That meant 36 hours without flushing the toilet or letting anything go down the sink. And this fell on a weekend, so we were all home. Not a fun weekend!
Then, a few days later, our oven broke. The bake setting simply stopped, mid-bake. That issue is still not resolved.
And then the next morning, I got into an accident. Up until I moved here to Chicago, I had never been in an accident in my entire life. Not even a simple fender bender. But in the last 1.5 years, I've been in 3. Yes, 3!! The first two I had absolutely no control over, completely not my fault. But this last one---who can say? If there hadn't been ice on the road and I hadn't been crossing a bridge overpass, there's no way the accident would've happened. But the car in front of me crashed into the car in front of them, I slammed on my brakes, but because of the ice, my brakes did nothing, and I just slid right into him.
Both cars in front of me had some scratches and small dents, but that's about it. My car, however...
Next up--fast forward a few more days to today--our kitchen sink backed up. Seriously backed up. It practically overflowed after we ran the dishwasher. That's how we discovered it had backed up. Afraid to pester our landlord over yet another issue, Evan put his fix-it skills to work, and got down and opened up all the sink plumbing. What he found was that the fittings were installed incorrectly, but he was able to resolve that issue pretty quickly. So at least it wasn't backed up for any significant amount of time.
But seriously, it's one thing after another around here. I keep asking after every incident--what's going to happen next? And the question just keeps getting repeated.
But, like the mechanic said, at least we all have our health. And it's true--it could always be much worse. But here's to hoping nothing else fails.