the best bad news ever

March 14, 2016 at 11:49 pm | Posted in life after loss, life lessons, silver lining | 5 Comments
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About a month ago, we had a sewage problem at our house.  I will spare you the gross details but the result was that our downstairs bathroom needed to be ripped out.

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It was determined that the problem was a pipe in our street.  The City of Atlanta workers came to repair the pipe.   It took a few days.  At the end of the first day I received a call from one of the workers.  He told me he had good news and bad news for me.  The good news was that they could fix the pipe!  I braced myself for the bad news. . .

He told me that when they were trying to determine the problem that one of the city trucks hit our mailbox.  I waited a moment.  Then I asked,  “Is there more bad news?” He said no, it was just the mailbox.  I smiled and happily thanked him for the best bad news ever!  My standards of what qualifies as bad news has greatly changed since 2005. While a ripped up bathroom and a broken mailbox are not ideal, if that is the worst news I will gladly take it.

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  1. Hopefully they are almost done with the re-construction! (As that would be some even more good news!) Hugs to all!

  2. Good news = newly redone floors and bathroom?

  3. I hope, you will enjoy your new bathroom and refurbished mailbox and not get any other “bad” news. I like your spirit about the incident.
    Love, Cornelia

  4. beautiful. I’m right there with you.

  5. What a wonderful perspective you have. Fabulous.


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