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The (almost) $200 load of laundry

While pulling the second load of laundry out of the washer, I heard the clatter of a tiny object against the bottom of the washtub. In half a second, I realized it was the burned out 10-watt halogen bulb from the pocket of today's shirt, now fresh out of the dryer (intended as a reminder to buy a new one). In the other half of the same second, I remembered that my bus pass was in the same pocket. Finding it empty in the closet (a result I checked more than a few times), the search began: through the wet load of whites, in the lint trap, under the agitator, repeat. I moved a spotlight over to the laundry closet and tried to remove the agitator with no success (not that my odds of reassembly would have been good). The knot in the pit of my stomach grew tighter as I resigned my pass to the netherworld of missing socks. This was going to cost me—$200, to be precise, for a replacement pass.

As I prepared to throw in the towel—literally, because it was just hanging damp on the back of a chair until I gave up and put the load in the dryer—I discovered my wayward pass sitting unmolested on a shelf. I had to laugh, and thank God for His continued grace to me.
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You and my oldest son - who lost every monthly bus pass he got last year without exception - could swap some stories. :D
I was darn near wanting my mommy!
If I was your mommy? I'd have made you pay me back for the bus pass that you lost.

Cedric lost... um... 9 times 15 bucks last year :D
A) Does Ced do his own laundry? If I weren't doing mine, the whole thing would have been avoided.

2) That's still less than the replacement fee for this annual pass.
He does now! He just started last week. But this year he hasn't lost his pass even once. Although, the first month he lost the check I gave him with which to buy the pass.

Being a grown up is expensive! His teenaged butt gets unlimited rides for 15/mo. :D
At least we know you would never lose a check...
Oh, that's low.

I'm very proud of you right now, son.
I'm such a bastard.
ya bastad!
You got buuuuuuurned!!
That's awesome. I love it when God does things like that!
Yikes!! Glad you found it!
This is an encouraging story for those of us who have been questioning God's grace lately.

Thank you! ;-)