I tend to be one of those occasionally irritating "why, yes, the glass is half full!" people. You know, the "Well would you look at the silver lining in that cloud" type persona. I can't help myself. And, overall, even though I know that sometimes it's not what people want to hear, I think it's a good thing. Although, last night, it struggled a little bit in returning to me. Don't worry though, it did. For the most part.
Bright side: It rained! A lot!!
Double Bright Side: The basement did not flood!
Gloom side: Our roof leaks.
Bright side: The storm did not wake up the babies!
Gloom side: Our house warranty does not cover the roof.
Bright side: I love a good thunderstorm, with the thunder booming and the lightning flashing can be so exciting, invigorating, if you manage to ignore the fact that you are trying to sleep...
Gloom side: While rain falling outside can be soothing, and thunder and lightning only slightly jarring, it's the steady drip drip inside my house into a bucket that really keeps me from slumber.
Bright side: The leak in the roof managed to miss the bed, so I did not get dripped on all night as I had feared, and there was even enough clearance away from the bed to put a bucket!
Gloom side: I get to spend all day looking for roofers and trying to figure out estimates and how much this is going to hurt the bank account.
Bright side: There wasn't anything else I really wanted to do today anyway, and hey, we're practically professionals at tightening our belts.
All in all, I think you'll agree, the brights have it. Leaky roof and all.
(Um, any suggestions on getting a new roof would be most welcomed.)