So, this just happened.
I just wanted to share out loud that this is another repair job in an ongoing list of things that I need to take care of. Door knobs. Wood working school projects (with woefully under-supplied power tools). Dishwasher shelf wheel-thingys. Suctionless vacuums. I am the One responsible.
There are people who do home repairs as a profession, and yet I know I won’t call anyone.
I’m strangely compelled to try and tackle things on my own. There is a cost factor, absolutely. There’s also a stubborn streak, to prove I can do things myself. There’s a learning piece, to expose trio to household repairs. There’s a feminist component wrapped up in here too, that a woman can handle what comes up too.
Plumbing work is brand new to me, so I’m kind of excited and intimidated about this job.
Underpinning all of the above is the sense that we need to be our own cheerleaders. Our own motivators. Our own source of strength. We rely on ourselves first, and then reach out second.
I’ll give this a try, and then if things go horribly wrong, at least I’ll have learned a little something.
Thanks for listening and letting me share this. I feel more capable after saying this out loud.