Tuesday, February 10, 2009

That's gratitude for you

There has been this "grace in small moments" thing going around Blogdom. Most people are grateful for their jobs, their health, their families, a pretty sunrise, moonlight on the snow, etc. Me, I'm grateful for indoor plumbing.

It is a good thing I have two bathrooms because at any given time, one or the other has something wrong. At the risk of enraging the Plumbing Gods, I will share this with you: right now, both toilets flush without requiring subsequent handle jiggling, and they refill without fiddling with the innards of the tank. All drains are draining, and no fixtures are leaking, although everything could use a good scrubbing. And there is always hot water at my command.

Even the reverse osmosis faucet in the kitchen is now upright:

The original ring around the base was plastic, and it broke after less than a year of use. My son-in-law replaced it with a metal one.

It's true: it's the little things that matter.

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