I've spent the last 4 days in machine hell. Okay, it's only the 3rd level; but it's still hell.
First- my computer died. Spent a day trying to fix it myself. Nope. So then had to spend a day taking it 130 miles to the nearest Apple store- where, in fact, they fixed it under warranty in 3 hours. Needed a new internal hard drive. And they apologized for that.
Then it took a day to re-tune the computer; even with a good backup to restore from, there's still a little stuff here, and there, that's not quite right.
Then, this morning- I tried to shift our cooking back to propane, after a couple days on wood (very chilly right now) - but; the connector is now leaking gas, very noisy, very fast. I don't see why, yet- but it's unusable.
I could, of course, go back to wood... except; we just had 2" of rain, and it's all wet. Our normal stash of dry wood had been allowed to get low, for the summer- and we used it all...
So- I need my chainsaw, to cut some more dry wood. Except- the cap on the oil reservoir leaks like crazy just now. Need a new one. Means a trip to town- 30 miles...
I want my coffee.
And there's no fire. There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza.
Even off the grid- we depend on machines. I will live without my coffee, in June, of course. But in winter- we really need to own two chain saws. In case.
Oh, yeah, and Spice had a flat tire on the pickup; and the pickup power steering is out on the left side... but those are just women's problems. No biggie. (nudge nudge, wink wink.)