25 Apr Two of “those days”…
Yes, we recently experienced “two” of “those” days in a row. Usually, I might say “one of those days”. Not this time.
The washing machine alerted us to a problem by making banging sounds during the spin cycle. The load was normal. No off balance items.
Then, water appeared from under the machine and crept out onto the floor. We called for repairs and a few days later, the technician arrived. The man entered our home with tools and questions. “When did this start? How loud is the banging? Did you have too many clothes in the machine? ”
After I supplied answers to what seemed like an interrogation, he went to work. Moving the washer away from the wall, removing sections of the machine and trying his skills at fixing “the problem”.
Not long after his arrival, he put the washer back together and suggested I contact them if there was still a problem. He told me to wash smaller loads. I responded “There’s only two people here. The loads are never huge.” Placing a big smile on my face, I wondered if he would give me the diagnosis for the machine.
“Just let us know if you still have a problem.” He suggested.
He left and I washed a load of clothes. Yes, loud banging and water on the floor.
Another call has been made to the company. We wait for a response.
Then… yesterday our local cable company was out of service for over ten hours. The neighborhood and surrounding areas were in an uproar over losing phone, internet and television. For people who work from home, this was a big inconvenience.
Calls were made. Comments were written on social media. We waited like everyone else for the system to return to normal.
While these events are not terrible, they were a definite change in the routine.
These problems provided time for reflection, patience and prayer. While blood pressures may have risen, pulses may have raced and patience may have worn thin, we used this time to read books, have conversation and enjoy the quiet. Well…quiet when the washing machine wasn’t turned on.
Our kind son and daughter-in-love allowed us to use their washer while we waited for repair day.
Today, the cable is back on and things are looking better. Prayer during stressful times is a special blessing.
Have you ever experienced “those days”? I always ask God what He wants us to learn from times like this. I know He has a plan and there is a message for us.
Keep smiling, pray and ask Him for answers. Find some beautiful flowers like the ones above and enjoy His creations.