The Monday after vacation always comes around. Well, unless your vacation ends some other day than Sunday. Even then, that first day back always feels like a Monday.
For a change, I did a good job cleaning things up, leaving a list and getting organized before I went on vacation. That, plus a quick culling of junk/unneeded e-mail Sunday afternoon, and this morning's reentry into the world of work went smoothly.
Cheerfully, in fact.
Unfortunately, I need to leave a few minutes early today, to go do a quick pick up at home before a friend comes by to check out the dryer. I had finished all the work clothes laundry Friday and Saturday in anticipation of today, then moved on to a couple of shirts I only wear around the house. Stuck them in the washer on the way out Sunday morning, then tossed them in the dryer when I got home. Turned the "on" knob.
Nothing. Not even a click.
I checked the breaker (the box conveniently located directly above the dryer) and the plug, but couldn't find anything obvious.
But God is good - the work clothes were clean, I had clean towels, and could not foresee an urgent need for a dryer for at least a week.
I put a general call out on Facebook for contacts for a reliable service person, and a friend who has had her share of appliance problems said her husband could come look at it after work today. I just talked to him (he actually works in my building at work) and he has a couple of ideas of what it could be, as well as a spare part to fix the most common problem.
God is truly good - and so are His people.
So, in spite of it being my first day back, in spite of a busted dryer, in spite of time change induced sleepiness (hello, 3:30 a.m.! Didn't you used to be 4:30?) I'm cheerful and happy to tackle the day.
Time to get another cup of coffee...