When we purchased our new home last fall there was a period of time where we could work in the house while we continued to live in the parsonage at church. It was very helpful and allowed us to make some changes and updates before we moved in. Over those weeks I would call Nancy and play the “Good news, Bad news” game. She got to pick what I told her first. For example…Good news, you get a whole new shower surround…Bad news, we have to replace the shower surround in the master bathroom (or the shower surround is now in the backyard waiting to go to the dump). Good news, I have solved the answer as to why there is water in the basement…Bad news, we need new gutters. I thought the game was fun. Nancy, not so much. As time wore on she just simply stopped playing. I would call and she would say, “I’m not playing, what did you find now.”
I have been reminded of that game these past few weeks.