Saturday, February 18, 2012

I am a spoiled brat.

A little back story...
Back when our son was about 6 months old, we started looking to buy a house.
There had been a shooting around the corner.
I remember grabbing my little baby and hiding in the stairwell (okay a little dramatic, but those hormones make you do crazy things.)

We decided to move.

We saw a house that the price had just been reduced and we thought looked good.
We even got a home inspector.
He must have been in the seller's pocket, because he did the worst job on earth...didn't catch any of the real problems...just cracked electrical plates and little stuff...not the huge plumbing and roof line issues.

Well as time has gone on, the plumbing and roof have given us trouble here and there.
At one point a plumber looking at the lines in the bathroom showed us our pipes crumbling as he touched it with a screwdriver...Yes things were that bad.

Well, I saw our kitchen faucet leaking (yet again) and instead of shelling out $20 for the 3rd time (aka$60) I decided to just bite the bullet and buy a new faucet for the kitchen.
I cleared out below the sink and got to work.
I shut off the water.
I realized that the faucet lines were corroded to the water lines.
It would be impossible for me to fix it.
I went to turn the water back on...
No can do...when I attempted this, water squirted out everywhere.

I called the husband...I had wanted the new faucet to be a surprise.  
I called our plumber...he couldn't come until Friday.
It was Wednesday.
This is where I realize I am a spoiled brat.

Hauling water from the tub in a big bin for drinking water and dish rinsing...
Running upstairs each time I have to wash my hands...
Carrying pots and pans upstairs to wash in the bathtub...
Carefully filling the dishwasher for the moment that water was returned to it.
I am so fortunate.

I have clean water to drink inside my home.
I have pots and pans to clean.
I have food to cook in my pots and pans.
I can wash my hands.
I have hands to wash.
I have a dishwasher to hold the bulk of the dirty dishes.
I can call a plumber to fix my problem.

And the list can go on and on.

Isn't she lovely!
Why does it always take something going wrong to make me thankful?
What are you thankful for today?


  1. Good story (well, not really "good", but you know). Sometimes it takes something like that to make us realize how good we really do have it. Running water, electricity, indoor toilets....even music on demand (can you imagine a world when the only music you heard was that you made yourself, or went to see LIVE music played somewhere???)

    Thanks for the reminder.....I'm spoiled too!!

    1. It is difficult to think of a time when you had to create your own music or go to a concert. Entertainment in general I think is taken for granted too often.

  2. I'm thankful for so many things- truly blessed! (It's sooooo easy to forget.)

    1. It really is too easy to forget about those simple things that make life so much easier.

  3. How very easy to forget! I've even thrown a temper tantrum or two when things didn't work out the way I wanted. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. The way I wanted things to happen (I fix the sink all by myself as a surprise) would have been great...I felt just a little vindicated when the plumber took 30 min to take the old faucet off and needed a saw-all...

  4. Oh how I needed to read this post today.....thank you


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