It seems like, just like lightbulbs that all burn out at the same time, appliances and vehicles need replacing or repairing all in the span of a month or two.
In June the dishwasher began making a horrible grinding noise when it was turned on, and since it was 10 years old we replaced it. I like the new one much better! However, it seemed to start a trend. Now the washing machine is broken and the repairman quoted a price to fix it that is as much as a new one costs. So a-shopping we will go! New things are nice, but they are also pricey so bye-bye savings! The ice maker on the refrigerator stopped producing ice, but at least that was something I was able to remedy myself. All I had to do was clean under the refrigerator where the coils are and the ice maker resumed operation. Note to self—clean under there regularly! As for lightbulbs, all the ones in the kitchen burned out the same week. I replaced them all so I guess that I can expect a repeat of that whenever they reach the end of their life. My van needed new tires and some other service, and the wheelchair brakes haven’t held well in a very long time; random pieces of it fall off—a footplate, an armrest, the covering on the padding. We ordered a new wheelchair and hopefully, if insurance doesn’t hold it up, it should be delivered to our princess in October, just in time for Halloween. We had to replace the basement door due to it rusting and the sill rotting away, thus allowing water and debris (and who knows what else—yikes!) in.
It just seems like some years are like that. Every time you turn around something else needs attention. Fingers crossed that the washing machine is the end of it!