I don't know what is going on, but the only conclusion is that the universe wants $100 (give or take) from me. I fix one thing and then boom another thing breaks. And July/August are the tightest months for us because M is on summer schedule and not working as much as usual so we have a lower income these months (and January too).
First the hinge on the printer/scanner broke while we are in the middle of refinancing our home loan. If you have never done a home loan or refi, there are lots and lots of papers to print and copies to make. I found if I held down the corner just hard enough I can trick the machine into thinking it is closed and it will print. I had to stand there FOREVER and a day holding down the corner, but I got all of the pages printed, then scanned after we were our fingers out signing them.
Then Saturday night the vacuum cleaner decides to stop working. I cleared a clog out, but still nothing. Sunday morning I unscrewed the bottom to see if the belt was broken or worn. It was fine, so I just fiddled with everything in there. I plugged it back in and voila! We have suction.
J and I were in my bed on Monday reading during "quiet time". Well, I try to make him sit for some quiet time every day. He was bouncing around quite a bit and I noticed our sheet ripped. UGH! I took it off to see if I could repair it but the fitted sheet was so threadbare it was impossible. I took a look at my spare sheet set and realized all that needed to be fixed on that one was to sew the corner - easy peasy. I wonder why I never did it before.
Today J knocked Daddy's soda all over the carpet so I decided it would be a good time to steam the carpets. It went better than the last time I did it, and I didn't have to pay the money and move all of the furniture to do it.
The oddest thing is, all five of those things cost about $100. Eventually I am going to need to replace the printer, vacuum and sheets, but at least for now I can wait until they go on sale and I have coupons. I can hardly wait to see what breaks next.
And a word of warning to Whatever Cosmic Force in the Universe That Wants My Money: I am going to fight you for every dollar you try to pull away from me! So there! :p