This week was eventful–our water heater’s internal tank expanded and busted both pipes above it, leading to some minor flooding in our basement (where we store lots of books in cardboard boxes).

But, this week I’m thankful that:

1. The damage wasn’t worse and my wife and daughter weren’t injured (and that our friends came over and helped us out!).

2. My mom made it through her knee surgery ok.

3. I was reminded how much I take electricity and running water for granted–and saddened at how many people in the world don’t have access to these basic utilities.

What are you thankful for this week?