I guess it’s true that if you think you have it bad there is always someone somewhere who has it a lot worse. This morning as I was pumping 300 gallons of water out of my basement, in what is now a morning ritual, I decided I would bite the bullet and spend $3800.00 to have this flooding problem fixed. I have had 3 estimates. The highest was for a B-dry system – $5900.00 and I could never afford that at this time, but I have been putting the decision off hoping the water would stop coming in because I don’t like to make decisions when I am stressed, or when I feel pressured. But it rained all day yesterday and last night and when I went downstairs this morning I had enough, you know? So I made the call and committed to have the work done. Then I sat down to look for something to blog about and I found the Fox News Story , entitled, “Bush Declares Major Disaster in Central U.S. After Flood Kills at Least 13″. Let me share the visual with you.
This news was very humbling to me and I realized that my problem was not nearly as bad as a lot of other people who are truly suffering right now. I cannot imagine what it would be like to be rescued from a flood by a motor boat or having my business float away and get wedged under a bridge. So I guess my little problem can be corrected and I am grateful that I still have my life, my house, my business, my car and all my belongings! What are you grateful for today?
But as I was looking at the news page I found another article entitled:
“Woman Goes for Leg Operation, Gets New Anus
Okay, what immediately crossed my mind was the image of an anus:
The next image that crossed my mind was that of a leg:
Then I thought how could anyone ever confuse the two? Then I thought how do they give you a new anus? I didn’t know that was possible. And, under what circumstances would a new anus be required? I was perplexed! So I read the article, which was so short I can paste it below and even though it was short it kind of explained the new anus dilemma, which was such a relief!
A German retiree is taking a hospital to court after she went in for a leg operation and got a new anus instead, the Daily Telegraph is reporting.
The woman woke up to find she had been mixed up with another patient suffering from incontinence who was to have surgery on her sphincter.
The clinic in Hochfranken, Bavaria, has since suspended the surgical team.
Now the woman is planning to sue the hospital. She still needs the leg operation and is searching for another hospital to do it.
Image waking up with a new sphincter! Did I mention that I love the word sphincter? What pain-in-the-Ass!