I don’t know about you all, but has anyone else noticed that appliances seem to be going down left and right lately? I’ve probably read/heard enough stories from people I know to fill up both hands and then some.
I will say that as per the Law of Large Numbers, I was getting rather good at the whole listening-sympathy thing…Because it’s impossible to NOT feel bad for somebody when their Air Conditioner went out on a ninety degree day.
But I guess it’s good that I didn’t use all of that sympathy and patience up. Our Dishwasher is a Joiner and out of nowhere on Tuesday night, it decided to spring a rather festive leak as it cycled.
I was hoping in my heart of hearts that it was merely a by-product of something we had loaded in. Or one of those freaky incidents.
Mais, non. We’re in it for the long haul, kittens.
Marcus left messages with appliance repair companies across the cities, but I’m guessing that at this point in the week, with the best case scenario we’re still probably looking at a Monday morning fix .
The thought of having to wash dishes by hand (I know, seriously…first world problem) had me all up in knots. But when we stopped by David and Sue’s tonight (Marcus had to help them haul some things about for the Master Suite renovation they’re doing right now) I was pleasantly surprised.
Having assumed that the hotel tossed our cake post-reception, I was thrilled to learn that they were storing it for us in their freezer.
You see, in addition to all of the cupcakes, we got a two tier “cutter” cake for us to slice at the ceremony. My biggest regret? That I didn’t eat more of it then. I know that you’re meant to wait a year before you start hacking away, but this cake is FAR too precious for that frightening, flavorless fate.
So tonight, we took home the bottom half (we’ll retrieve the top half when we polish that off) and I proceeded to slice myself off a hunk of The Best Treat Ever.
Stress management? Absolutely.
Predictability: I only ate the frosting. I’m going to assume that when there’s a layer of vanilla buttercream frosting spread 1/2″ thick, that means that it no longer has calories.
What is your favorite cake/frosting combination?
Have you ever had an appliance go down? Did you have to repair it? Replace it?
p.s. If you’re a shoe fiend like I am, scamper on over to Mads’ blog and enter her giveaway for a $25 Zappos gift card! You don’t need to be a blogger to enter and Lord knows that at this point in the summer, we could all use a little extra cash to buy something that says “I don’t plan on being functional today.”