Maybe it's the LTUE coming up, but I've been looking at recent events and wondering why certain things happen when they do.
For example, on the bad side of life, my oven broke while I was making dinner on Sunday, the week before last. Of course, I was cooking three things that required an oven and everyone was especially starving.
And the good side? We happen to have a backup prehistoric oven that heats unevenly, but still cooks. Even though the cornbread was black on the bottom, the rest of it was cooked.
So we do our research. It turns out that the EOC (eloctronic oven controler NOT the End Of Course tests) was broken. And, it costs almost as much to buy the part as it does to buy a whole new oven.
The good side? Maybe someday I'll get my dream oven. In the meantime, I have a really good excuse not to bake. My son's birthday is coming up next week though, and I'm already imagining the black-on-the-bottom cake we'll be eating.
And, just when I've completely given up on anyone ever finding Alvor, someone comes to visit from Utah a couple days ago. He was at Walmart with his kids and they pulled him over to the books to show him my book on their shelf. He took a picture of it with his phone just to prove it. I'm at Walmart? Who knew. At least a Walmart in Utah somewhere.
Other cosmic wonders of the universe this last year has included two broken dryers and one broken washing machine. If you went into our shop right now, you would find the two dryers. My husband is sure he can figure out how to fix one of them using the parts, but he's probably really building a spaceship with them or something. He wants to keep the broken oven when we can finally afford to replace ours. I think he's going to make a man cave with all our broken appliances. If the fridge goes out, I'll know for sure something is up. Ha ha ha....
There are more mysteries in my life right now, the kind I won't tell the whole world, but do make me wonder what I'm supposed to do. Sometimes I just have to go with the flow, and other times I wonder if someone's trying to send me some messages and I'm really slow to figure it out. Oh well. When the car breaks down, I'll have even more time to contemplate the mysteries of the universe. Let's hope it doesn't come to that.