Since my Colonel left I've had to do a few things that normally
HE would do.
The most important thing I've learned is how to unclogged
a toilet using a plumber's snake.
Not a pretty sight.
And not something I'm happy to say I now know how to do.
Oh and did I mention I also know how to clean it?
And soaking it in bleach is NOT the way to go.
But it still works and I still know how to use it.
I've learned how to handle a small accident with our car.
Yes, someone hit our car while trying to park her car
next to mine in the bank parking lot.
Thankfully she came to find me.
I know how to set a trap for a gopher living under the back porch.
True, I didn't catch him, but I still know how to set a trap and what type
of food a gopher likes to eat.
I've learned how to clean out our barbecue grill after
a pair of "love birds" built their nest in it.
THAT WAS DISGUSTING.
I learned how to take our Christmas tree apart
and drag it down the stairs to the storage room.
Will I know how to put it up in a month? Check back in a month!
I've learned how to pick out plumbing fixtures by myself.
Find a plumber to install the new fixtures and to install a water softener.
I've learned how to clean up three leaks under three bathroom sinks.
But tonight was the last straw.
The handle on the toilet in our bathroom broke off tonight.
Who puts a PLASTIC handle on a toilet anyway?
So I now know how to flush a toilet without a handle.
Something I never thought I would say.
I will be so happy when this year is finally over
and my Colonel comes home in January.