I ask this really only because of something that happened to me today. I suppose I should consider myself lucky, even though many might say it was an unfortunate event. What happened? The hose connecting my washing machine to the water value ruptured today. Why am I lucky? Because it ruptured while my wife was standing there - she yelled to me, and within 20-30 seconds I had shut off the water, so really no significant damage was done. Had it happened any other time - especially while we were out - the results could have been devastating. The strange thing is, I'd just changed one of the old rubber hoses for a stainless steel one, but couldn't get the one that ruptured off because the end was rusted onto the valve body, which also wouldn't shut off. My plan was to replace all of that in a couple of weeks. Of course, that timeline quickly got moved up, as I then proceeded to spend the rest of the day cutting out the old valves, rerouting the pipes so that the valves were more easily reachable (vs. under the laundry tub) and cleaning up the mess. So what was to be a day of relaxation was anything but relaxing. Anyway, who else here considers themselves lucky for some reason or another?