Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge: Broken

When I saw the subject for this week’s challenge, unfortunately I had the perfect photo for “broken”. Two weekends ago, I realized later on Friday evening that the sump pump in the crawl space of my home was broken.

Timeline of sump pump disaster:
Friday night: It’s broken. Let’s fix it. We’ll buy a sump pump. Done! Oops….the hose won’t connect to the sump pump. Call oldest son to help. I know, we’ll use duct tape. That should work. Oh, look, it’s working! It’s pumping the water out! Yay! Oops….the tape burst. Repeat. Oops again. Repeat. <*#swear word#*> It’s not going to work. At midnight, admit defeat and give up for the night. Saturday morning: Call plumber. Plumber can’t get there until Monday morning. Rain starts again. Borrow shop vac. Suck 20 shop vacs full of water from crawl space. Sunday: Praise God, no rain! Monday morning: Plumber blessedly arrives and fixes sump pump connection! All is right with the world! 🙂

All sunshine makes the desert.
~ Arabian Proverb

~ Arabian Proverb

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.Chinese Proverb

Chinese Proverb

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While the rain wasn’t appreciated much by me when the sump pump went out, my flowers greatly benefitted from it, proof that there is always good to be found! 🙂

I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me. ~Robert Brault

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About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at: http://picturingpositive.com
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7 Responses to Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge: Broken

  1. I like the proverbs

    • Beth W. says:

      Thanks, Jim! I especially like the one about all sunshine making the desert. I think sometimes we need things to be broken so we can really appreciate them when they are working! 🙂

  2. galeweithers says:

    Guess it could have been worse but glad is now well with your world! 🙂

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