Sunday, November 06, 2011

Problems or Opportunities?

Just before dusk yesterday I realized that my horses had broken their frost-free water faucet off at the underground joint. Water was pouring down the hill, emptying my well. After a moment of panic, I realized I could shut off the water to the faucet while I called around to see if I could find a plumber on a Saturday evening.

The shut off wouldn't close completely, so I cut power to the well and started calling friends for references. I got lucky on the second call, and not only was the man referred home and willing to work, he lives just down the street. He came to dig up the pipe and assess what parts were needed. By the time he got back from Home Depot it was dark, and he fixed the faucet by flashlight.

This young man and his mother - who is about my age - are steeped in the values of presence, self love, and appreciating the Universe. His mother teaches Feldenkrais. We had interesting, heartfelt discussions during and after the repairs.

What could have been a difficult problem for me was resolved in a few hours, and led to meeting a new friend, one who lives less than a mile away. I am enriched.


Anita C. said...

What an inspiring story! You live in a wonderful area.

Judy said...

Thanks, Anita. It's surprising the variety of folks who live around here.

Colette said...

I believe in karma and the sharing of good deeds and receiving good deeds in return. So glad everything worked out for you.

Anonymous said...

I've just come across your blog. You seem to be the kind of person I want to be. I think I'll visit more. :)

Judy said...

Thank you so much - what wonderful words. I hope to see you here more too!