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


Toby Wollin said...

oooooo, plumbing issues drive me crazy. We had an on-again, off-again leak issue in our upstairs bath that could not be cured until we literally tore up the floor of the bathroom and tore the ceiling out of the livingroom below. It's awful. On the other hand, being able to find the positive around you does help; glad you made a new little friend!

Elliott said...

I've had that sinking feeling for a long time now and doesn't have anything to do with plumbing.