Accommodating Murphy's Law

A recent blog comment exchange with Sun colleague Melanie Gao on The Value of Integration Testing reminded me that not all encounters with Murphy's Law must turn out badly in the long run. Sometimes, a worst-case scenario can become the best case ...

Many years ago when we lived in American Fork, Utah, we ordered a custom sectional sofa for our basement family room. Only when it arrived did we find that it was too big to fit down the stairs and turn the corner into the room!

So, we tore out the offending wall ... and liked the look so much we retained the open area we had created to get the couch into the room!

American Fork Couch

This photo of the couch was taken from the place where we removed the wall. I couldn't find a photo of the cut-out wall itself.

A lot of water has gone under the bridge since this old photo. Three of the kids whose Christmas stockings are shown now celebrate Christmas with little kids of their own!

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