“Water” is on my mind a lot this morning. An older couple we know had their wastewater lines replaced last week. Our home is only five or ten years newer than theirs – and I know the inevitable. The fruit trees, ornamental bushes and roses in our garden are flowering. The latter my neighbor, a rosarian, calls “water pigs” so I keep them well-watered in the hot months. My wife and I talked yesterday morning – before the rain – about how she will soon miss the Spring wildflowers and green of the hillsides around our community. And an issue with our washing machine, a repairman I had out yesterday believed to be an issue with water pressure.

15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life;

    his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.

Proverbs 16:15 (NIV)

Since I am not very home-maintenance minded, I must have had a few prior days of clairvoyance. I arranged, in the next few days, for a plumbing company to service my water heater, and a contractor to come do some work inside. Later that afternoon Sheri noted that a drip in the laundry faucet had started to pool on the floor. A bucket will serve to hold back the “flood” until a repairman replaces the faucets.

Should it get worse, I am hesitant to report a claim to my insurance company. After several days of thinking about an upcoming renewal, we decided on switching companies next week though I have not yet informed them. There are sayings about storms and troubles, but being secure in my faith, I know that some things in life just happen. Sunny days are ahead.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton, via brainyquote.com

Really. Tomorrow is going start a warm and sunny week here. We have work and income to pay for these home tasks. In a desert water is life. With a little storm that passed through Southern California yesterday, the green hills may not turn brownish for another several weeks. Irritation is followed by rainbows.

Life is good.

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