I was having a really crappy day today. I spent the morning crawling around under the house trying to find the source of a water leak...and found a second leak. I hate it when things break on the house, because I can't fix a damn thing. Even if by some miracle I can fix it, the job ends up taking me three times as long as it should because I don't know what I'm doing.
Well, in the middle of all this, my phone rang.
Remember my post back in November, the 8 Random Things About Me? Remember that photo of me and another guy at the Carolina game with our faces painted blue and white? Well, the other guy, whose name is also David, was one of my best friends in college, but as often happens, we lost touch after graduation and hadn't seen or heard from each other in almost twenty years. Until today. He made a New Year's Resolution to get back in touch with all of our old friends from college. Now how cool is that?
Then, while I was at the hardware store, the Hellebore Queen called me to say that a nursery near Raleigh had their Japanese Maples marked down from $100-$150 to only $50, and that she would get me one if I wanted it. (I hope they still have them, now that I've gotten my hopes up.)
When I got home, I actually accomplished something by successfully replacing our old shower heads with water-saving models (1.8 gallons a minute, the box says) so I can help save a little of our dwindling water supply. (The leaks, by the way, seem to be oversplash from the tub and overflow from the washer drain, so at least it's not water being wasted...it's rotting the wood and growing mold, but not wasting water.)
And finally, my Tar Heels beat NC State. Turned out to not be a completely crappy day.