Thanks to the help of my good friend, Lawson Barlow, my toilet is now up and running. While he toiled away at the mess I had made (I’m learning the importance of using the right tool… you called it, LaMonte), his wife, Terri, and I enjoyed mint juleps on the screened in porch. Who says that letting go and letting someone else step in and help you can’t be all that and a sprig of mint?
Although I can’t discount the importance to my own sense of confidence and self worth that comes from doing things myself, I think that asking good friends for help sometimes, hard as it is, can do far more for me than three days of a closed bathroom door with a heap of wrong tools filling the sink, including a newly purchased hack saw. Today, the feeling of knowing I’ve got great friends who will come to my rescue trumps the feelings of pride that comes from doing it myself.
In the event that this happens again, and it likely will given that I have 3 toilets in my house, Lawson gave me my very own pipe wrench, guaranteed not to strip the threads like my over-used pliers did. With the addition of a new, never used hack saw and a pipe wrench, my tool box it starting to look legit!
|Up and running again! Thanks, Lawson!|