On Saturday, it seemed that my washing machine had died. I let it rest and ran it again today. It seems to be fine if a bit shaky. I think the belts need to be replaced or it needs to be rebalanced. I know for sure that I can run really small loads so I finished the load that was in there by running it in 3 loads.
I've been wanting a front loading high efficiency washing machine for a while. I've just been waiting on my old ones to go kaput. Well, I thought I had the chance to do this. Then I find out that it's 10% off at Sears.com and that if I purchase it tonight between 9pm and 6am, I could get it for 18 months no interest no payments. I could do that!
Sometimes, God has to hit me with a 2x4 to get my attention. First, I felt not confident that I should do this--I'm usually very decisive. Then, they wouldn't accept my delivery address since we're in a really new area. Finally, when I tried to get through to the customer service people, we were disconnected for no apparent reason.
Okay, God, I get it. Now is not the time.
Finally, as a side note to this whole saga. I need to remind myself that my son with autism is very literal. Here's a very funny exchange between us.
Brother: Did you cry?
Me: No, why?
Brother: Well, the washing machine died.
I laughed (and felt a bit of sorrow) because the only time he has ever seen me cry is when Dave died. I also felt a bit of triumph for him because he's learning to use his experiences to connect with what's going on now. This is an important step for him and one I'll elaborate more on later (I hope--I tend to say that and then never get back to it).