Our washing machine is fixed!!! Our friends drove in from Joburg last night and delivered the part we have been waiting for and Charlie put it all back together today. I don't know when last I have been so thankful to wash a load of clothes. Oh, yes I do.....it was 14 years ago, after having lived in seminary housing for 4 years and putting quarters into the washer and dryer (we used $12 worth of quarters each week) then moving into a real house with my own washer and dryer......I was pretty thankful then too. Who knew that laundry could be such a worshipful experience?