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Old 08-07-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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Now I can add "plumber" to my resume.

Since Buck died I've had to learn to do many, many things by myself. Even though I'm basically capable of doing many things, I still have a LOT to learn.

Last week the toilet in the upstairs bathroom quit working. I took the tank lid off and discovered that the ballcock was broken. It was made of older plastic and was in pieces. The fact that the bathroom is on the hot side of the house and we don't have air-conditioning probably helped with the deterioration of the plastic.

Fortunately this bathroom doesn't get used that much, especially since it's only me now, so I waited to get the necessary part(s) when I did my regular shopping yesterday.

So, this morning, I took my tools and my new Fluidmaster part and headed upstairs to the bathroom.

Happily, within about 20 minutes, I'd removed all the old pieces and put the new whole one in. Potty works like a charm.

Now I can check "plumber" off my list of new learned skills.


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Old 08-07-2008, 10:49 PM   #2
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That's awesome!

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Old 08-07-2008, 10:53 PM   #3
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You go, girl!
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:56 PM   #4
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LOL feels good when you can do things like this. Way to go! Although I did learn my lesson the hard way.. no more plastic chains only metal from now on out! I replaced with a plastic change the first time around, and not six months later it broke. Then again, then I got a metal chain and it is still working perfectly.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:27 PM   #5
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Great job Katie!!!! It is such a great feeling to realize all the things you can accomplish on your own.

Much love to ya girlie!
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:32 PM   #6
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good for you katie

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Good job Katie !
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:12 AM   #8
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Way to go, girl! Good hearing from you. But you can pat yourself on ther back for so much more than this.
Here's a BIG pat, pat, pat from me.
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Proud of you Katie..
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Good going Katie. you caught another of life's lemons that was thrown at you and made lemonaide from it.


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