Lately I've been thinking about good and bad luck around the home -- I'm pretty superstitious, though not neurotically so (or so I like to think). I got to thinking about luck around the house two weeks ago, when I was prepping for the arrival of my house painters. I was schlepping a bunch of pollen-covered furniture off my pollen-covered porch and chucking it into my downstairs guest room. Yes, putting pollen-covered furniture in the house was not a great idea, but I was in a hurry; it was 11 p.m., and the painters were arriving first thing in the morning. I figured I could depollenate everything before my next guest arrived. Bad luck around the house ensued ... or did it?