"It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes." Psalm 119:71

Monday, September 27, 2010

Plumber's Perspective

I mentioned that our garbage disposal was out. So, we called a plumber and when he came by the house last Friday I opened the door sans wig. I don't wear the wig at home and so I've surprised a lot of solicitors and FedEx delivery men. They've all been polite, none of them stare, but I usually see a hint of surprise in their eyes before they manage to recover and ignore my shiny head.

When I opened the door Friday the plumber was all business. From what I could tell, he might not have even noticed my baldness. He heads straight for the sink, fixes the disposal in a flash, answers his phone and chats with one of his employees, hangs up, looks at me and says, "So, you got some cancer goin' on?"

It took me by such surprise that I laughed out loud. And after a weekend of thinking about it, I like his perspective. No big deal, it's just cancer. Just something I've "got going on" and soon it will pass.

Still makes me laugh though!

Stay tuned soon for pics from my radiation treatment which started today...


  1. I like the Plumber's perspective, if I do say so myself! Just another notch on the belt...and you keep moving forward like a freight train!

  2. HA! That's really funny--hope today went well; been praying about it all day.

  3. Okay, this might be completely random, but were you eating at Chuy's on Sunday night? If so, I was too much of a chicken to come up and introduce myself as a crazy blog reader. If not, then just count me as a crazy blog reader that thought she saw you!

  4. haha! I like that - matter-of-fact.

  5. Jennifer- I was TOTALLY at Chuy's Sunday! You should have come and introduced yourself! I would have felt very celebrity-like!


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