Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lenten thanks 8

I have come to the conclusion that what most people regard as a simple little job is, inevitably, going to mean at least six months of chaos for us.

Last summer I told you about our bath/shower tap that hadn't been working properly almost since we'd had it, and the plumber who came and took it out and then left to travel the world for a year. Yesterday I gave the newly-painted bathroom a good clean, put down the new mat and sighed, grateful that the job had been finished at last. The tap is mended, the side of the bath finally replaced, and we have our bathroom back.

Sometimes gratitude can be for a very basic thing.


nick said...

So did the original plumber actually return from his travels or did you have to get another one in to finish the job?

Rose said...

Sometimes it's the little things in life that mean the most to us. A usuable bathroom is near the top of my list!

Once again, I've found myself behind in blog reading...just wanted you to know I've enjoyed all your Lenten thankfulness posts. I find myself grumbling over stupid little things quite often that it's good to step back and remind myself of all the things I have to be thankful for. You've made me think of a few: a beautiful landscape as I'm driving by, the love of family, the Beatles...and oh yes, thank God I'm not pregnant!:)

Furtheron said...

I think it is all the better when it is for a very basic thing. I have heating, a roof over my head, food in my stomach... for all those I am grateful