The Modern InConveniences I was washing dishes by hand the other day, because my almost-new dishwasher wasn't draining properly. My 10 year old daughter was watching as I was finishing up the last few dishes. She began to comment on how many appliances or electronics we'd lost since moving in to "The Highlands": 2 dishwashers, 2 dryers, 2 televisions, 2 microwaves, 2 computers, the oven, one vcr, one lamp and even the brand new Maytag Washer wasn't working correctly. Although many of those appliances were ruined from a surge of electricity caused by a near lightening strike, I said to her "it's almost as if someone wants us to know what it was like to live without Modern Conveniences"! She was about to tell me what she had learned in history about life in the early days of America when she suddenly stopped talking. Her eyes grew wide as she stared towards the dishwasher. No sooner had I made my remark about "someone" when the dishwasher began to light up all by itself right before our very eyes. It looked as if someone were pushing the buttons one at a time over and over in random order. The door wasn't even closed all of the way, which is the only time the lights should operate. I shut the door and locked the panel for the first time since we'd owned it. Several days later, when the Maytag Repair Man came to see what was wrong, he said he'd never heard of a machine doing what I described. It wasn't draining, but he never could find out what was causing the problem. Is someone really trying to show us life without our modern conveniences or was this yet another unexplained experience?
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