Monday, September 22, 2014
My mother, who was an extraordinary public school educator for 33 years before she retired (hello, traumatic brain injury!), had a poster in her classroom: "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or we can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
I like that quote. There's a lot of wisdom in that one sentence.
This week a little unexpected bonus hit my paycheck - because I've been killing it at work. I was already trying to think of ways to convince my husband I "needed" to spend my bonus on a new entry table from Restoration Hardware...(Hello, Stack 50 Table!)
When my husband returned from his business trip, he immediately asked if I had noticed that the downstairs AC was set on 74 degrees but the house was 84 degrees? I told him I thought it was warm, but I didn't look. My husband shook his head at my reply, but in my defense: if I need the temperature in the house adjusted I tell my husband and he does it via the Internet. I don't look at the wall mounts.
So, our AC was broken - a coil was cracked? We had to get it fixed. We "needed" to have working AC.
My perspective: it's a bummer that we had an unexpected house repair, but it was awesome that my unexpected little bonus covered the cost of the repairs - no damage to the monthly budget. How great is that? My life is awesome.