We've had a couple of leaks in our house, which have shown me some of the interesting ways God provides gifts for His children. The first leak, which was in our downstairs bathroom, enabled us to replace our linoleum flooring with much nicer wood laminate due to insurance money. (Because my handy hubby was able to provide the labor.)
This last leak wasn't really a big deal, but it did involve tearing down the shower tiles. So again my handy husband stepped in, used his birthday money, and transformed this:
We used Home Depot gift cards to buy tiles for next to nothing on clearance, and Garfield did all the labor. So now, for no money out-of-pocket, I feel like I'm showering in a fancy-schmancy hotel shower or something!
(I should add here that our master shower had been out of commission for about 7 months while we waited for the time and money to repair it. So after all of us--including house guests at times--used our kids' shower for that long, it made us especially grateful to have our own shower again...a luxury, but certainly not the necessity we once thought it to be.)