2. washing machine
3. vacuum cleaner
as you can imagine, each and everyone one of these things has been an ordeal. we are now the proud leasees of a new stove and gently used washer/dryer, but the washer/dryer? it's in a room with a leaky ceiling. during the rainy season. and they can't fix it until it stops raining. *sigh*
the vacuum cleaner was an experience in stupidity itself. we have three animals, and b vacuums every other day to keep the fur at bay. so when our three-month-hold hoover windtunnel belt fell off for the upteenth time on friday, and then the whole thing somehow also shorted out, well. on the way home from work, off to target i went, and picked up an awfully expensive dyson. because if it's that pricey it's gotta be awesome, right?
you see where this is going.
saturday morning we plugged it in, and it sucked - and not in the good, vacuum-related sense. the motor that runs the spinny brush thingy (technical term) died after five minutes. a $400 vacuum couldn't make it more than five minutes in our house. more sighing ensued.
so back to target i went. oh, by the way? there are no targets in santa monica. it's at least a half-hour drive in bumper-to-bumper most of the way. when i got there? i realized i'd left the receipt on my desk - which happens to be in my house, not in my car. can we sigh again?
finally, with my saturday completely sapped, i had a new, moderately priced vacuum with good reviews that works - at least for now.
with all the bad house mojo lately, it was definitely time to hang the mezuzah bonnie gifted us.
it's the most beautiful mezuzah i've ever seen - i didn't know anyone made 'em quite like this. (and yes, it's supposed to be crooked - that, at least, was on purpose!)
and sunday i got a bit of knitting in.
and this morning, when i got the office, my bloom-less six-month-old orchid was in bloom again.
february, i'm glad you're here.