A Year of Broken Appliances
I try as hard as I can to look on the bright side of life. When disaster
strikes, like the coronavirus pandemic, for example, I do my best to
focus on the positive.
A year has passed since the world was thrown into turmoil with COVID
restrictions and lockdowns. I’ve spent a lot of that time these past
months looking inward. Not only spiritually, but also focusing on my
immediate surroundings; my flat, my work space and how I live my life on
a day-to-day basis.
While doing this, we’ve had to replace 5 things in our home that broke
these past 12 months. The first thing to break down was our air
conditioner. That happened last August during the worst of the Spanish
summer. Next, the washing machine broke. It was too old to be repaired
so we had to buy a new one. The following thing to fail was the
dishwasher. It’s old, too. But, luckily, we are able to get it fixed at
the relatively low cost of 45 euros.
A cupboard door fell off its hinges in January. Not the best start to
the New Year! I fixed that myself and we only paid 23 euros. Finally,
our gas hot water boiler broke down and had to be replaced. More expense
and many days of cold showers in the middle of winter.
Could the hot water have gone off in the summer and the air-con in
winter? Possibly, but I like to look on the bright side. I know I’m
lucky to have these appliances in the first place and also the resources
to fix them when they go wrong. So, I’m not complaining. I’m just
sharing my experiences with you in the hope that your listening skills
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