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.
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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