Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I Am Woman!!


My toilet sprung a leak!  I am not a fixit kind of gal.  I can maybe fix basic computer issues on a PC (sorry mac users...YOYO) But to do something that is like...handy...well I am not Rosie!  But I also don't have $55 to fish out so someone can come in and fix it in 5 minutes.  So I was chatting away with my mom telling her that the tank appeared to be leaking from the side.  She said to turn off the water and flush the toilet.  Check.  I couldn't see anything that would indicate a leak, and I don't care if it is the tank water, it is still part of a TOILET! I am not a toilet touchin' gal.

I am getting frustrated by the whole thing!  I can't afford a house call!  So whatever inspired me to do it, I turned the water back on, flushed and watched the tank fill up...
See where it says FILL CUP and FILL TUBE?  Well the fill tube in my tank had disconnected from the fill cup and the water was just shooting across the tank.  So I turned the water off and reconnected the fill tube and POOF Viola! My tank did not leak anymore!  Thank you, thank you!

It's amazing what we can do.  Have you ever amazed yourself? 

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14 comments:

Rachel said...

Yay! Nice work! And doesn't it feel good to not have to give money to someone.

Emmy said...

Awesome job. And yes so not worth paying someone $55 to do that.

Kellie said...

You do , California Girl! That is awesome!

Nikki said...

You are AWESOME!!!! Great job Lourie!!! Its so funny what we as women can do when we have to. I always thought I would never caulk a bathtub, but when we needed it, I picked up the caulk stuff from home depot and got to work learning how! and when I messed it up horribly the first time, I went right back into the bathroom and undid it and redid it again! :) go us women!

Laura said...

Wow, look at YOU!! You're like Supermom, you do it all. Way to go girl. :)

Christina Lee said...

LOL *CLAPS*

Tracie said...

I'm impressed! I can't and don't fix anything.

blueviolet said...

Great job!!! I actually have that book and I like it! I know I've done a few things out of there, but for the life of me I can't recall what right now!

Catherine said...

Yay Lourie! I fixed the flapper in my toilet a year ago and felt the same type of proud that you did. We are simply amazing aren't we?

Linda Medrano said...

I think this is wonderful. I do most of the repairs around the house because Alex gets so caught up in the manual and or on line information about it that it never gets done!

See Mom Smile said...

Okay, now I think we need to start a plumbing company together. What do you think?

mormonhermitmom said...

High Five!

My hubby and I worked on my silly van door today, and our leaky fridge. Oh that's right, you haven't heard about THAT yet. Teehee!

The Drama Mama said...

I have replaced the flapper in my toilet, and done numerous fix-its that I shouldn't have had to, so I can relate!!

There's no words to describe the feeling of fixing something on your own. Cheers!

Holly said...

You go sister!