April 17, 2006

Just Another Example...

Damn. Sometimes I just feel so, so, helpless. Seriously. While I've lived alone for over 10 years now, there are still many firsts for me.

For instance, this year was the first time I'd ever shoveled snow. Seriously. We didn't have to do it growing up, then I got married - husband and kids if it gone done at all, other wise we just walked through it. Florida? Not much need, gotta tell ya. So - first time shoveling.

Another thing is I have never mowed a yard. Never. Never started a lawn mower, nothing. Growing up I wasn't allowed. I'm not "careful" enough and my folks were very finicky about how the yard looked. Married? Again, husband and boys. In Florida, because of the fire ants and such I had a lawn service when I wasn't in a condo or apartment. Last year? The neighbors were kind enough to do it. This summer should be interesting - to say the least.


I have my first water softener. I need to put salt in it. I had to ask how, where and how much. How the hell would I know?!? Never even saw one before.

Today - the adventure is a clogged toilet. Oh, I've had clogged toilets before, but very rarely. And every house I've ever lived in has always had a plunger thingy in it. I've never had to buy one. So imagine my surprise when FIRST the toilet clogs, then I cannot locate a plunger. (which is probably good, because if I remember correctly the last time I tried to use one it was, well, interesting) I don't have one. Huh. So I did the only logical thing and called for help. Then, proceeded to feel really stupid and decide I can fix this. I know I can.

And I did. Don't ask me what I did, cause I have no idea. But all I know right now is my toilet is flushing very well, thank you very much.

Now seriously, that's pretty sad when the highlight of your day by noon is the fact that you can now flush your toilet.

Posted by Tammi at April 17, 2006 11:16 AM

When we fill our water softener, we use one 40# bag of salt. Too much? Not enough? Who knows.... But it seems to work okay. ;)

Posted by: Richmond at April 17, 2006 12:32 PM

That is second only to some of the toilet blogging T1G does.

Posted by: Raging Mom at April 17, 2006 01:00 PM

Such are the plights of many a single woman...don't sweat 'em...call on T1G...he is, after all, a Marine ;-)

Hang in there!

Posted by: Pam at April 17, 2006 08:39 PM

And if you need help CLOGGING up said toilets, I'm told that I am quite good at that...

Posted by: Ogre at April 18, 2006 01:56 PM