A few days ago our dishwasher here started to foam from under the door a little, and now it doesn't drain at all. A manual investigation revealed no obvious blockage of food particles or fallen flatware, so probably its drain line is full of grit from the well pump from that time every plumber in town told MFA Landlord he needed to install a filter but then he didn't until everything water-related EXCEPT the dishwasher broke (I mean, that's what's been wrong with everything ELSE connected to water including the shower, the kitchen faucet, the pressure tank, and the toilet valve, all of which needed replacing, but hey I'M NO PLUMBER, probably MFA Landlord will say it's our fault).
Today the washing machine, which belongs to us, quit too.
Man, I miss when it was just my hairbrush that needed replacing (the new-to-me hairbrush arrives tomorrow per UPS tracking information, but by then I probably will have pulled out all of my hair and it'll be like "The Gift of The Magi" if it was just the woman, and there was no gift, and everything was on fire because it was set in HELL).
So Hotter and I discussed the pros and cons of buying a washing machine off Craigslist, and checked out what was available, and decided that with what people were asking for used machines with unknown histories, we might as well just buy a new one that would come with a warranty now that MFA Landlord finally caved and installed a filter to keep any further appliances from shitting the bed. And that's fine in theory, but in practice WE ARE FUCKING BROKE and the best way to make this happen was to buy a Lowe's gift card in the amount of the purchase price of the new washing machine at less than face value on eBay, hope like hell I make enough to cover that by Monday when the charge will hit the account without the rent check bouncing, wait for the gift card to arrive, and take advantage of an extended 4th of July appliance sale before the 15th. It sucks, but it's the best solution we could come up with.
On the bright side, today the third AC company to come and give an estimate came and looked at our AC system and said MFA Landlord was a negligent slumlord. The first company was the one that reports to the home warranty company, and MFA Landlord didn't like what they said (namely that he was a negligent slumlord and they were going to tell the home warranty company that), so he brought in the second company, who concurred, and told me they needed to order a part, then a week later (yesterday) I e-mailed him and asked for an update and he said another company would come today to give an estimate. When I asked him how many estimates he planned to get before proceeding with a repair he said this would be the last one, so maybe we're at least SORT of close to a repair taking place? I mean, I'm sure this company will have to "order some parts," but how long can the guy reasonably drag this out, anyway?