Hello, friends! Going through old pictures I found this one of a rose that I colored sometime last year. I saved it because it is so pretty! Just lovely.
A few days ago, our hot water heater broke. I went down the basement to do the wash and I heard "drip, drip." I looked over and saw a puddle. Wasn't sure what was going on, but Joe looked at it and sure enough there was a hole in the bottom of it. Fortunately, it was just a crack and didn't flood the entire place. I called the plumber, and they couldn't get here to replace it until today. So, it has been cold showers and not doing dishes. What a time!
There is always a good side though. We had to move a lot of things out of the way for the plumber to bring in a new heater. Does anyone know how heavy a small bookcase filled with books is? I do now. As I was moving things, I found so much trash! Buried behind and under things. I thought I had just a pile of notebooks. Surprise! Pens, pencils, hair bands, and even my hard drive backup. So now I am on a mission to clear out the house. Everything! It will take a while, but I am determined to do it. Things that were important to me a few years ago seem worthless now. I find that as I get older (shh. I'm not supposed to let people know that is happening to me) I want less and actually need less. My sister said to me a few weeks ago that when we are in our 20s and 30s we acquire things. When we are in our 60s and 70s we get rid of them. I think she is right!
In the meantime, I think I will go downstairs and admire my new hot water heater. The one that took almost all my money to replace. And I will definitely be running a warm shower. It's too hot to take a hot one.
See you all later.