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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Serendipidy by perfectbitch on 22 January 2007 4:51pm
My washing machine sprang a leak when filling and my neighbour came to see if he could see what was wrong. We cleared the filter and "serviced" it but it didn't do the trick. As we were putting it back under my work bench, the piping at the back came away, spraying the kitchen with water. The stop cock was so stiff that the floor was flooded before we could stop the flow of water.
As I am broke for a couple of months until my lodger returns, I was calculating whether I could afford to replace it on my credit card. I felt pretty miserable. The following day I was at Sainsburys, in the queue and a voice behind me said, "Hello Lindsey." I turned round to the grinning face of an old friend of Nick's who I hadn't seen since his funeral - two and a half years ago. He told me that he'd moved close to my place as he and his partner of 20 years had split up. We went to the cafe for a cuppa and a chat and I told him the saga of the machine. He then said that he'd had to leave his newly serviced machine behind and that I could have it if I could get it here from Fulham.
I now have it installed and have been able to do a washload for the first time in 5 days. Thank goodness, I was sick of handwashing in the bathroom. : ).

Re: Serendipidy by Lounge Trekker on 22 January 2007 5:05pm
Great turn of good fortune Linz! Contrary to that popular axiom...Good things also happen to good people.

Re: Serendipidy by Louise on 22 January 2007 11:44pm
You deserved some good luck Linz :)

Re: Serendipidy by kazzzz on 23 January 2007 12:00am
Re: Serendipidy by Louise on 23 January 2007 12:27am
Double post, sorry

Re: Serendipidy by Miss-M on 23 January 2007 12:40am
Great outcome Linz!
Re: Serendipidy by tucsonmike on 23 January 2007 4:18am
Good for you Linz. Some things just have to fall into place, though sometimes you would like a hint as to WHEN! LOL!
Re: Serendipidy by johnnythemonkey on 23 January 2007 9:06am
Serendipity.....what a great word.
Glad to hear you had some good luck when you needed it and you were able to see it as serendipitous!
I wish you lots more.

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