So... For the last several months things have been breaking down. Cars, irons, microwaves, shoes.... Wearing out....
Our situation reminds me of the Israelites: for forty years in the desert their clothes and shoes didn't wear out. That's how blessed we have been. Maybe not forty years worth, but our 'stuff' has lasted well.
Imagine how the Israelites felt upon entering the promised land when their stuff started wearing out normally. "What kind of junk is this? My last ox cart lasted over forty years and this one only ten! They just don't make anything the way they used to..."
It feels a little like that. Still, blessed be God from everlasting to everlasting!