Am I blessed by Luck or Cursed by Problems
Fortunately I went to the back upstairs bathroom because I thought I heard water running.
— Unfortunately the toiled has been running for hours, and a small leak sprayed water on the carpet.
Fortunately I noticed the running water and the wet carpet.
— Unfortunately the carpet is soaked. We ripped it out along with the carpet backing.
Fortunately the floor on the other side of the wall is dry, and I have a wet/dry vacuum to suck up the puddle.
— Unfortunately the water leaked down the wall into my downstairs shop.
Fortunately it is one of the driest days of the year with strong Santa Anna winds.
— Unfortunately there are fires in the area, though we have not been evacuated or had ash fall on us.
Fortunately the leak only soaked a large pile of rags, and I can drag them out into the back yard to dry tomorrow.
— Unfortunately the bathroom carpet has to be replaced, and maybe a few Sheetrock walls. I’m not sure about the floor.
Fortunately my wife helped with the hour long cleanup project, and is taking the upset in stride. The air-conditioning will run tonight and dry the bathroom floor as it cools the house. We don’t have to worry about overly dry air tonight as we sleep.
Am I blessed or cursed? I’ll claim I’m lucky, and press on. Life happens.
I hope your messes are shallow and your pleasures are deep.