I've been keeping a close eye on the appliances today. The refrigerator was acting a little testy and I had to slap down the laptop a time or two but so far they're all keeping in line. R's truck acted up (and who wouldn't -- it was 90 + degrees out there and 1000% humidity) with a flashing service light and marked ennui but it pulled through. That whole "3" thing unnerves the hell out of me. If something has to join the stove and the printer in the great appliance graveyard in the sky, please let it be the blender. A small sacrifice to be made to the Gods of Cranky Equipment.