If there is going to be a theme for 2016, it will be "everything breaks down." First our washing machine died during winter break. We were so busy that we decided not to even look for one until after the holiday entertaining was done. We spent a lot of time at Grammie's doing laundry there.
Our furnace broke two weeks ago during a cold spell. It was a long process, but in the end Bill was able to fix it. The day after the furnace was fixed, Daddy said, "Is the dishwasher done already?" The answer was that it was not done cleaning our dishes. It was broken.
Today as I watched the very nice appliance installer tell us about our new dishwasher's features, I did wonder what might break next. Then I crossed my fingers that we were done for 2016. Our bank account needs a few months to recover from the last two months.