"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

30 January 2011

You Learn Something New Every Day

I've been sick and feeling sort of cooped up for the entire weekend, so I decided to take a nice, hot bath tonight. With a lot of help from Nich, I got settled into the tub with a tall glass of ice water and Harry Potter for an hour of relaxation.

The trouble came afterward.

I drained the bathtub, got out of the tub (again with Nich's help) and we stared as the sink gurgled up a bunch of water and crud. And then -- and maybe this was pretty thoughtless of me -- I used the toilet. Well.

Thankfully, nothing overflowed, but now we know.

Four to five months and we're outta here.

1 comment:

  1. i hear you on the last part. but im glad you were able to enjoy a nice bath. thats one thing i look forward to when we move, and a dishwasher.