Unfortunately, it was time to head back to the July heat of home. We were halfway there when the water pump on our car went out. We rode the rest of the way in a tow truck.
Upon arriving at our home we discovered the air conditioning was not working. The repairman told us it couldn’t be fixed and it would have to be replaced. If that sounds expensive, it is!
The next day our double oven goes out. We call the appliance repairman. He checks it out and tells us we need an electrician. The electrician says we need the appliance guys (again). This is getting frustrating!
The say things happen in three’s. We should be done, but apparently we are on our second set of three’s. Before I could finish writing this story, my wife now tells me we have no hot water in the house.
Later that day, I am reminded that this is all just small stuff as I walk through the doorway of Room #339 of the intensive care unit of our local hospital to visit my dear friend who recently experienced a massive stroke.