The plastic tank to the humidifier in the bedroom cracked and began to leak. No, it didn't leak on the floor. It was perched on the little telephone table, so it soaked part of our pile of a zillion freebie notepads. And we were just talking the day before that we couldn't stand to throw out perfectly good paper.
We've had in most of the last 18-20 years, so we used the hell out of it. It's okay. The new one will have a UV light and won't need a bleach solution.
Then today the washing machine started to make a bad noise -- motor running but no movement of the agitator. Fortunately it must have been in the rinse cycle, because it would drain, then fill, then drain again without too much suds in the water.
Our first washing machine I think lasted 18 years in three locations. That meant this one dates to maybe 2002. I think it's had one service call -- the open lid sensor failed. Anyway, service guy coming Tuesday.
I hates Entropy. I hates it!