Another Day…Another Drip!

Posted at Feb 28, 2010 1:04 pm

Has the winter weather wreaked havoc with anyone’s house but ours? In the past couple of weeks, we’ve had some situations with water seeping down walls. The worst was the one morning I got up, went to turn off the front porch light and heard a stomach-dropping — Drip! Drip! Drip! It was a mini waterfall coming down the threshold of our dining room.

Needless to say the morning didn’t go as planned. After cleaning the inside mess, my husband and I moved outside to try to fix our ice-blocked gutters. Naturally, one thing led to another. By the time we finished, I was really irritated. I’d had big plans for my morning off from work – and now all that time was gone! I grumped and whined — a lot. And then I thought of something — I thought about the women in South Africa. Every time it rains these women have to hold their very few possessions over their heads so they won’t get drenched and ruined on their soaked dirt floors. Thinking of them made me feel pitifully petty and self-absorbed…and obviously thankful, too.

Anything that’s made anyone else feel thankful lately?  Any hints of spring maybe? 🙂


3 responses to “Another Day…Another Drip!”

  1. Annette W says:

    Oh, this made me think of Annette’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day…that I posted about when we had water under the fridge…the french doors…and a separate issue…water POURING into our basement! 🙂

    But really, you are right. It’s not so bad, and I have way too much to be thankful for!

    By the way Carrie at Reading to Know sent me. She made Beaded Hope on my must read list. I can’t wait to share it with my readers, too!

    • cathy liggett says:

      Oh, Annette, it sounds like you had the triple whammy! Water should just stay put, you know? Your takeoff on the Judith Viorst book made me smile though 🙂 And then I checked out your blog — and the picture of your family made my smile even bigger!!

      I really appreciate you taking the time to read Beaded Hope. I sure hope you enjoy it! I’m going to keep giving away copies and bracelets too for the next month — hope your readers will sign up for those too!

      I’m so glad you stopped by to say HI!! It was nice to hear from you!

  2. dee stewart says:

    great blog, cathy. i would like to briefly interview you aboout beaded hope for CFOM. contact me privately. my deadline is this week.

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