Sometimes a bad thing happens and it ends up being good. Sometimes a good thing happens and it ends up being bad. And then sometimes a bad thing happens, gets better, and then gets even worse than before.
One of my duties at work is videotaping dance routines that will be used as a guide for animators to create CGI characters who dance. So I frequently use my personal camera for work stuff. The other day my camera got knocked off a desk while the zoom lens was extended. Naturally, the camera hit the ground lens-first and drove the lens housing a little bit into the camera body. The lens wouldn't retract, and the camera wouldn't take any pictures. Crap. I tried to wiggle the lens to no avail. That thing was STUCK. Camera repairs are not cost effective, so that was that for my poor Sony.
We have a bit of loss/damage money in our budget, so I took a chance and asked my boss if my camera could be replaced. "Sure," he said, to my surprise. "Just write up a little report and give me the camera and it should be no problem." Elated, I did just that and took the camera and report to my boss. He picked up the camera and fiddled with it for a minute before handing it back. "There you go!" he said. The lens was back in alignment and operating properly. Noting my astonishment, he said "I have kids. I can fix almost anything."
Great? Great. Right? Um, no. See, I'd had two days to fantasize about a new camera. I did all my research and had a new one picked out and ready to go. My Amazon trigger finger was itchy. I was perfectly happy with my camera until I allowed myself to shop for a new one. And now, my camera might as well have been one of those old timey deals with the accordion thing and the big black hood. I had my expectations raised and then dashed. The lens is still acting slightly wonky, so I may try to get it replaced anyway. Or I might throw it against a brick wall and say "Sorry, still not fixed."
So you see, sometimes a bad thing happens and then gets a lot better before getting all kinds of awful. Perspective is a bitch.