Sunday, October 21, 2007

Nope another appliance needs help.

I had no idea that at year four in a house, all appliances started breaking. I assumed year 10 would be more like it, but this morning it was discovered that my ice machine in my refrigerator is not producing ice. I have tried everything that the manual says to get it to start producing but to no avail. The one good thing about putting fixing things off is that I will only have one service call visit because I have yet to call on my dishwasher. Since they are the same brand, it will be one service man to look at two problems. So am I being realistic to hope that this will all cost under $500?

On a side note, I am now on child three who has had this weird virus of throw-up and then diarrhea. It lasts for 24 hours, goes away and then comes back again for another few days. Oh, I have mentioned that I am taking my kids by myself to Colorado at the end of the week? Oh, this is to visit my parents, my father who will have come home from the hospital after battling a major staph infection? I am seriously considering getting a hotel, so as not to spread anything from my sick kids to him. This trip was planned months ago. Aghh.

On a side note, we had a great Pumpkin Carving/Wassail party here on Friday night. I'll post pictures later.

9 comments:

michelle said...

We had a similiar problem last year. Turned out to be rhoda virus(sp?). They would be sick and then seem to be okay, I would send them to school etc and wham a phone call they were sick again. Unfortunately it went on for about 10 days. Hope it is not what you all have and everybody is well soon!

Janice said...

We had Rhoda virus two years ago--please bless that is not what it is, it about killed us off--a whole month of clean up someone's awfulness. There is now a vaccine for it, so if that is the case, toothsome #4 shouldn't get it.

di said...

you have got to be kidding!

love.boxes said...

Hope the kids get well soon.

love.boxes said...

.. and the appliances.. Dang it.

Paige said...

You are seriously kidding yourself. You think you'll repair all four things for $500? Ha. Not to be rude or make your day even more miserable with the sick kids and all. On a good note, our ice maker went out on our last fridge, and my husband was able to buy a new one and install it himself. It wasn't that expensive. And you could live without ice, right?

I wish you cheap repairs, and healthy kids. Right away.

Janice said...

Paige it is just two things, the dishwasher and the ice machine. The washer and ceiling are already fixed.

Laurie said...

Bummer!! I hate it when I have to replace something I already have. It just seems like money wasted. I hope everyone feels better soon.

Gabriela said...

Sorry!!! Our ice maker is on the blitz too. Check the little tube-that delivers the water-ours was frozen.

Hope the kids are better soon!