Can I tell you about the horrible week I had? And don’t worry, I won’t get into the gritty details; just know that I wasn’t able to shower or use the bathroom in my apartment for four days straight. There was a plumbing problem; every drain backed up and came out of the lowest point possible – the base of the toilet. Not the bowl; I mean where the toilet meets the floor. Ugh and the smell…thinking about it now is still cringey.
Everything got fixed, thankfully! I was able to take a shower and let me tell you, the feeling was incredible. I don’t think I will ever take for granted the value of what we call “basic amenities”. Going through that shitstorm (pardon the pun), I tried looking for a silver lining like I do with every challenge I face. I’ll need to update you later when I find it because right now all I can see is brown.