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December 28, 2006

A Bad Omen?

Our house had a beautiful old medicine cabinet made of wood with a beautiful antique mirror on the front. It was large and solid, but unfortunately, some previous owner had painted it white. When we bought the house, David took the door off so that he could strip off the paint and refinish the wood. That was July 2004, and he never quite finished the project. For the past two and a half years, the medicine cabinet has been standing open, half stripped, with the mirrored door sitting on the floor. Every time we needed a mirror -- whether to shave, floss teeth, put in earrings, comb hair, or whatever -- we had to lift up the mirrored door and rest it precariously on top of the towel bar. It worked fine until we got new fluffier towels for Christmas. This morning I put the mirror on top of the towels and it promptly fell down, shattering into about a million pieces. The wood also broke apart. There was no way to salvage it, so I put the big pieces in a trash bag and vacuumed up the little glass shards. It was so sad to lose that medicine cabinet door after so long, though, in reality, David and I both knew it would happen eventually. So after having a half-unrefinished antique medicine cabinet for the past two and a half years, we are just going to have to buy a whole new one. And breaking a mirror is supposed to bring seven years of bad luck. This occurrence doesn't seem to bode well for our marriage...

Posted by eklanche at December 28, 2006 08:35 AM

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