Tuesday, April 07, 2009
That Sinking Feeling
Ever hear a drip drip drip and think, I'm sure I turned all the faucets off?
Of course I'm the princess in the pea kind of hypersensitive who can hear a faucet from upstairs...but this was different.
Alas this dripping was from a sink full of water that was leaking underneath, onto everything I was storing in the cabinet beneath.
I had fully intended to reorganize this cabinet...just not today. But what could I do, everything was soaking.
I reported the problem to the apartment maintenance, they came out right away yesterday, and by today at noon I had myself a new sink.
While feeling extremely sorry for myself, I tried to put things into perspective by thinking about people who had other more egregious problems. Didn't work. What did help: a lovely hummingbird who came very close to my door - twice; a neighbor child who spoke to me for the first time; a late night delivery of items I thought might have gotten lost; and a phone call from someone who loves me.
We can be coaxed back to happiness, just need to be open to it.
photo by tanakawho