We were without a working dryer and dishwasher for five long days. Without these two appliances, laundry and dishes suddenly became a full-time job.
As I hung one week’s worth of socks, undergarments, shirts, pants, towels, sheets, and pillowcases on my drying rack that is about five times too small, I thought about how different my life would be without the modern conveniences that I often take for granted.
I also considered how my definition of the word “exciting” has changed during my adult life. Eight years ago, a new dryer and a repaired dishwasher would definitely not have been cause for celebration, but these two events have somehow made my day.
I mean, let’s be honest. This new dryer is so big that I could probably sit upright in it and still have plenty of headroom. Now isn’t that just about the most exciting thing you have ever heard?