The past few days have had a lot going on, some good and some bad.
As we were driving back from Bethesda, Bob called with the unsettling news that our main refrigerator in the kitchen smelled like burning wires, so he had unplugged it while he cleaned behind it, just in case dirty coils were causing it to overheat. Before I actually got home, however, a man from VT arrived at our house to personally present a scholarship to Nathan--he was in the area, presenting scholarships to students in area high schools, so he wanted to come to our house to present Nathan's to him. Wasn't that nice?! So after he left, and after Bob got home from attempting to drop everyone off for swim practice (it thundered right as they got there so they turned right back around), we plugged it back in again. And again the smell of burning wires floated throughout the kitchen, so we unplugged it pretty quickly (picture my sinking heart as I contemplated moving all the stuff in there to various other fridges and freezers . . .) Of course we are so thankful we HAVE other fridges and another freezer--but the timing is terrible! We're having an ice cream social graduation party for Nathan on Saturday, so our freezer has over 7 gallons of ice cream in it, and our fridge has a bunch of stuff like 6 cans of whipped cream! But the good news is that Luke googled the problem and found the answer, which enabled Bob to find the fried part. What happened is that the filter to our ice maker (which is inside the fridge for some reason) got a little bit lose, so water leaked down the tube and down a hole in the bottom of the fridge . . . right into the compressor. So a part fried. I'm thankful it didn't cause an electrical fire while we were sleeping! Bob ordered the new part, so hopefully it will get here soon . . . and work once installed. (Praying, praying . . .)
Now we're looking forward to my parents coming out here on Thursday so they can be here to celebrate Nathan's graduation. This will be the first long car trip for my mom since she got her knee replaced in April, so we're praying she tolerates the trip well, and can handle all the stairs in our house! The excitement never stops around here!