About 20 years ago, when my husband and I were courting, we came across one of Dr. Dean Ornish’s books, “Eat More, Weigh Less.” The word “wellness” was not in the air at the time, but we were ready, and old enough, to give serious consideration to alternative ways of improving our health.
On Sunday morning, I awoke to the sound of running water. Actually, I had noticed a soft flowing noise Saturday night, but decided I was imagining things. After all, a plumber had been to our house to fix the furnace and one of the toilets that very day, so surely nothing could be amiss with our pipes. By Sunday breakfast time, however, I realized I needed to investigate. Peering down the cellar steps, I saw a flood. I put on my cracked old boat boots, crept down, and found half the concrete cellar floor covered with water.