I clearly remember having refrigerators which rusted before they quit working. It takes a LONG time for a fridge to rust. OH--but they are made of plastic now--and plastic does not rust.
When I had the spring service done on my air conditioning (we turn on the AC in the South late March ), I naively asked the serviceman how long did he think it would be before the unit had to be replaced. Having had more than one unit that lasted thirty years, I was SHOCKED to learn they are now usually replaced in 15 years. My home is now 13 years old---OH NO--major repairs in the future.
My good friend had a vehicle which she loved and it had served her well. UNTIL the warranty expired! At that point there were major repairs needed. SO major she ended up buying another vehicle from another car company. AGAIN--in today's world of computers is there a preset self destruct button for when the mileage hits the warranty expiration?
The latest repair needed here at my casa is the wood flooring. Almost every house in the hood has manufactured wood flooring. This is flooring which has a thin coat of wood on top of laminate. My flooring was beginning to show major signs of wear. OF COURSE, I googled it and learned you can usually refinish the floor one time. In my thinking, this gives me more than ten more years, and seems a good solution. What I learned was NOT ALL manufactured flooring is eligible for this restoration AND it is not cheap. SO, the men are here this week replacing my floor, and this time I am putting down ceramic tile. THIS should definitely last my lifetime!
It would seem the world has come up with a new solution to increasing the bottom line, make things which have to be replaced more often. That works well for corporate America, but NOT so good for my pocketbook! What are your choices---replace or let it self destruct. Perhaps this is why we see houses with cars and furniture in various stages of rust and decay piled around them like garden statues denoting a better day. The theory of implosion states all things return to their original state if not cared for.
Who am I to question the days given to me? The expiration date has been extended without even having to buy an extended warranty. WIN-WIN! NOW to make the most of the day before me ~ ALL for God's Good Pleasure!
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.