Saturday, January 24, 2009

Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance vs. No Plan Survives First Contact With The Enemy

We got back from Florida with days to spare before I have to go back to work, thinking that I could spend one or maybe one and a half days getting everything caught up and ready to resume normal working life. With that in mind, I let my son know that his laundry needed to be done on Friday so that I could do all of ours on Saturday.

Of course, he waits until *late* on Friday night to start, and equally of course, the dryer goes kaput late last night. In fact, I no sooner hit "publish" on the last post when he comes upstairs to give us the bad news.

It's dead, Jim.

Not his fault, other than all the extra wear and tear of him doing his laundry every week while he lives here. And the dryer was old.

So this morning's project was to head on out and buy a new dryer. Yay. This is on top of the new wheel bearing for my car that we had done yesterday. Double Yay.

Liz reminded me that this is exactly what savings are for.

Doesn't mean I have to like it.