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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

EXTENDED WARRANTY

In case you were unaware, things are not made to last as they once were.  I have had two refrigerators go out just after the year warranty expired.  It left me wondering if there is a button they push which destroys the inner workings of the fridge in one year if you do not buy the extended warranty.  I REALLY think a fridge should last more than a year!  


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.


This does not bode well for the human body.  I have reached my expiration according to The Word and am living on borrowed time.  I choose to look at it as beating the warranty game.  Every day from here forward is Lagniappe and I am delighted with the dawning of each and every day.  The question becomes what do I intend to do with my Lagniappe?  Sit here waiting for the next breakdown of a part or   


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!

10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10


6 comments:

  1. Economically speaking it makes sense for things to break down in a short period of time. It makes people buy another and keeps factories going and people at work. If we all bought things to last a lifetime then factories would eventually shut down and put people out of work.

    But then ... what does being economically sensible got to do with it. We should all cease the day and act silly. Try putting a stick of celery through someone's window and shouting "The Triffids have landed!" Stick a carrot on your shoulder and tell everyone you're a vegetarian pirate. Climb a tree and ask passers-by if they have seen your cat. Put a suppository in your ear and ask people if they've seen your hearing aid.

    Life can be fun - my way!!!!

    God bless you, Lulu.

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  2. INDEED! You always give me a laugh, Victor!
    Blessings!

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  3. What a great post, Lulu!!(they always are my friend)---I was thinking along these lines while thinking about the email(s) (yes email with an s) from the cemetery concerning the state for which it is in...I have come to the conclusions; 1. People are human (meaning they can't do everything), 2. Excuses are used (because we are human). I know our time here on Earth is a short one, but why not Seize the Day, persay?

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    1. Well said, My Friend. Also what I see as a priority may not even be on your radar!
      Blessings!

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  4. Without question you should select your best essays and create an e-book to market on Amazon. You have the rare gift of using analogies to make your point and effectively tie it ti Scripture.

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    1. Very kind words-Thank You! Now to just get that done——
      Blessings!

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