Monday, April 02, 2007

Look for a Silver Lining

I remember that old song that my mother used to sing...
"Look for the silver lining
When e'er a cloud appears in the blue.
Remember some where the sun is shining,
And so the right thing to do,
Is make it shine for you.
A heart, full of joy and gladness,
Will always banish sadness and strife.
So always look for the silver lining,
And try to find the sunny side of life."
So, tonight when we came home to the ceiling in our family room being drenched and leaking water, and the carpet in the living room bordering the kitchen being drenched through, we were really upset.
Shut off the water...which to me was an issue...and then (eek) punched a hole in the ceiling. The water poured out.
After it finally stopped, we knocked a larger hole to find the leak.
The silver lining? We didn't have to tear out the entire ceiling. The leak was coming from the plastic line leading to the refrigerator. The ice maker hasn't worked in years and we'd shut off the water to that line, but evidently the shut off valve was broken...and somehow the line developed a leak.
We put on a new shut off valve and turned on the water. Tomorrow poor hubby has a day off and will have to spend it working on installing a new line. Then once the ceiling is completely dry, we'll have to put up new dry wall and fix the ceiling.
Could have been much worse. So we're grateful for the "silver lining" in the middle of the mess.
Hope your day went better!

1 comment:

Adelle said...

Awww! I'm so sorry this happened to you. The joys of being a homeowner, sigh. I'm just glad you caught it before it did further damage. Sending some cyber (((hugs))) your way, my friend. I hope you have a Happy Easter in spite of it all.