Got the clothes dryer back online today. The problem was the 2nd whole house surge protector that I had installed on the dryer breaker. The surge unit had a short in it. Removed the unit & all is fine, clothes drying now. So the total damage was a pair of whole house surge protectors (price paid when bought a couple years ago $140), the stove control board (bought used for $38), furnace parts $115, and fridge fan, $23. Grand total spent not counting new surge protectors is $176. Called the guy at power company, but not in his office. Left call back number on his machine. The surge protectors are still about the same price today, so if I have to eat that too, then total will be around $325. Insurance deductible is $1,000, so no help there.
Our humidifier wasn't working (not related to surge), but took it apart & just needed a good cleaning of mineral deposits. It's now working as well. So far today has all been to the positive. Still very tired, but at least things are less stressful. No word yet on my sister Wanda with the tumor, nor my sister Mary Lois who is undergoing surgery this morning for colon cancer. She is undergoing a colostomy, and not sure yet if it will be permanent or not.