Monday, December 3, 2007

Toilets and miracles

This must be the season of miracles. My miracle happened last Monday, after my toilet blew out. I took my toilet apart, thinking I would replace the parts myself. Well, as you noticed from my last post, I really needed help because I couldn't take this dang piece off the toilet tank (I drew it so you'd know which part I mean). It was so tight on there that I couldn't budge it at all. I tried everything and I got close to cracking the tank. I called all the plumbers in town, but no one returned my call. I felt pretty dejected and quite helpless. It is quite a serious matter when you only have one bathroom.

Then, I heard a car horn toot in my driveway. This strong-looking fellow with very kind eyes drove by the house and noticed that I have a cast iron tub in my garage and stopped to ask if I'd consider selling or refurbishing it because he does that sort of thing. I wasn't ready to refurbish it yet but we talked and I found out he's a plumber guy! I sheepishly asked if he'd take a look at my toilet and of course he said, "Sure!" After applying his plumbing know-how and with some difficulty, he got the part off!

What a wonderful thing to happen on the exact day, the exact minute, I needed help! Just before he left, A.J. (Angel James, as I call him) mentioned that he drives by my house often and never noticed the tub before, but he did that day. :)

15 comments:

enigma said...

how wonderful! you know what they say...GOd works in a mysterious way, isn't it? ^_^ anyways, your drawings are getting prettier and prettier! i especially like the 'yummy' post. it's so realistic.

Kathleen said...

Totally cool, Joan! That was what I'd call a "divine appointment." What a blessing!!

wagonized said...

Whoa, divine intervention, whatever we want to call it -- what a story, Joan!
The composition of this one is so clever, and you've added just the right amount of color. What a great, simple illustration for such an event!

caseytoussaint said...

Wonderful - did you get his card? And you even turned it into an opportunity to make art!

Kate said...

I love this story Joan. Shows that God is always on time!

mrana said...

I love it when things just click into place like that, truly wonderful and I love the resulting sketch too :)

juj said...

oh, isn't synchronicity divine? So happy this worked out. and what a great drawing you got out of the deal. A good situation all the way round.

Joan Y said...

Thanks everyone for your comments, prayers, well wishes, and confirmation that God works in truly amazing ways. He's ALWAYS on time!

Casey ... yes, I got his card! If anyone is in Hawaii and is need of a good plumber, I'll pass on his number!

Tracy said...

just catching up here and i think the lord does work in mysterious ways - i mean seriously... of all the people who coulda driven by when you needed them most - a plumber? LOL that's amazing!

Serena said...

Now that's Synchronicity at it's best...neat sketch, Joan! :)

Joan Y said...

Hey Tracy and Serena! Isn't that the most incredible thing? My prayers were answered! :)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow!! Well this answers my questions from the last post. I wasn't quite expecting that answer though, how amazing! I love stuff like that, it makes everything seem worthwhile, somehow. And sparks the imagination. Wow, great post.

Joan Y said...

Thanks Andrea! This whole toilet repair experience has been an exercise in patience ... and faith! :)

Sherry said...

This post made my day. Congratulations! My toilet is making dripping sounds as a I type...

Joan Y said...

LOL Thanks Sherry! Good luck with your own toilet troubles!