The Lord giveth and He taketh away and in my fickled existence He also taketh away then He giveth it back. Make sense? No, I didn’t think so. Well, let me explain…
A Lose-Lose Situation
In February of this year, my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers lost Super Bowl XLV (45) to the Green Bay Packers. My team lost but I won money on the office pool. It was just enough to go to Photoshop World Orlando 2011 in March but right before I finalized plans, my air-conditioning unit started spitting out fluid like someone had opened up the Hoover Dam flood gates. My winnings (and more) eventually paid for burned-out wires, parts, and freon replacement in said unit.
Fast forward to Saturday August 13th. I was on my way to a photography meetup at a local carnival but as I passed my laundry room I heard a hissing sound. Yes, you guessed it: water, water, everywhere! Two days and a whole wad of money later, the new water heater was in place and I could finally take a shower.
A Loser Never Wins?
About an hour after the plumber left I received an email from Kelby Media Group: “Congratulations! You have been selected as the winner for episode #86 of D-Town TV.” You see, that same very morning that my water heater broke, I had posted a comment on D-Town TV as I usually do, however, this time they actually chose me. And instead of their usual signed books or small camera gear giveaways I won a full-conference pass to Photoshop World Las Vegas 2011!
Thank You Lord!
Yes, money may be tight right now but… This Is The Year. I’m Going!