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Looking at the positives

Monday, June 14, 2010

Last week was a rough week.

My gas dryer broke down. The first repairman found a bird (dead) in the vent. The second repair man explainded the vent wasn't up to code and could lead to a fire (or asphexiation)...so they replaced the vent. But that didn't fix the dryer. So the first repairman had to come back and fix the dryer.

Then my car broke down on the way to school...my mechanic looked at it and told me that it was warranty/recall issues. The dealer says it could be...but they can't look at it until at least Wednesday...

As I said it was a rough week. But there's another side. A more positive view.

Yes, my dryer broke down. I was without a working dryer for a week. Yes, it broke mid load (of course). But at least my basement is big enough to hang cloths when I need to!

Yes, a bird died in the vent of the dryer...and I mourn her passing. But the fact that she died ultimately pointed out a flaw in the house that could have easily killed us in our sleep. It cost money that we could have used elsewhere, but our lives are priceless.

My car breaking down means that my husband is now driving me to and from school every day, so I have more private time with him. His support of my goals are a BIG part of what will allow me to succeed in Law School.

Yes, it means that until I get my car back meals are going to be catch as catch can, but the extra study time at school won't hurt...and the quiet time with my husband definately doesn't hurt either.

So yes, while I could sit down and look at the negative side of things...I'd rather look at the positive. Look at what I'm gaining from the difficulties from this past week!

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  • DONNYE2008
    wtg...making lemonade, etc. etc. *g* My dryer is in it's death throes...but as it's summer, I'm going to try "the old-fashioned" way ... line drying. However, thank goodness we have dryers!!!
    4061 days ago
  • GEODAWG
    It always seem that three things go wrong when they go wrong! Once a few years ago lightning struck our house and the tv, microwave and vcr (long time ago!) went out.
    Good to look on the bright side! Nice to see your blog again!
    4061 days ago
  • TWISTOLOMEW
    and in the grand scheme of things, this is little stuff... so glad you realize it and let go of the potential negativity!

    yay you!
    4061 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Great attitude!
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    4061 days ago
  • BARBIE042
    emoticon you sound like you are on the right track , sorry last week was so rough , hopefully this week will be better.

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    4061 days ago
  • NOSTROW
    Way to focus on the positive! Keep at it. emoticon
    4061 days ago
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