A Tale of a Dryer

July 23, 2015 in Home Repairs - No Comments

This isn’t my typical blog-worthy material, but it consumed so much of my life this month that I felt the need to document. When we moved to California, we expected to hook up our electric dryer on move-in day. The dryer was a trusty appliance that had dried hundreds of…

Just Add It to the List

July 29, 2014 in Home Repairs, Trials - No Comments

A couple of months ago, right after Troy was finally able to walk again and the worst months of pregnancy were behind me, we woke up to no power one morning. Troy had to get to work but was unable to open the garage door with the power outage. His parents…

Never a Dull Moment

October 10, 2011 in Home Repairs - 7 Comments

Scene: Our house. 10:12am. Sunday morning. I knew we couldn’t go more than a week before the next catastrophe hit our home. The fact that it had been almost two weeks since the last malfunction should have been our first indicator that we were past due for the next problem. It…