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.  Hubby leaves town.  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

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