The compressor for our keg refrigerator died. A fitting end to the year. Things tired and crapping out, needing an overhaul, but probably not until the new year.
I often forget machines need maintenance. I somehow think they're just supposed to work, forever, with no input or care from me. I forget less than I used to, and am no longer surprised when they break, or parts wear out. At least, on older machines. When a new Kitchen-Aid mixer starts popping springs after only a month or two, I get irritated.
My own machine needs some maintenance. A little oil at the joints, regular movement of all the parts, a little spit and polish wouldn't hurt. Ah, the stuff of New Year's resolutions. See you soon.