~“This is not Rocket Science”~

Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 09:37 AM.

Four or five hours and about eight towels later; water was still leaking under the kitchen sink.  Too tired to even enjoy doing nothing, I decided to go to bed and start again the next morning.

Before I started the next morning, I headed out to the hardware store for encouragement.  We have a nice local Ace Hardware and the ladies and fellows that work there are always telling me, “You can do that yourself.”

They know I’ve worked in the space business for over 25 years, I’m pretty sure they just assume I can do “simple” tasks around the house.

It’s not always the case.

I disconnected, cut and connected everything back together again.  It still leaked and it was getting closer to noon.  Have you ever seen the episode of The Andy Griffith Show where Andy keeps telling Aunt Bea to, “Call the Man,” to fix the noisy and sparking freezer she has filled with a side of beef she got a bargain price on?  My back was soaking wet and my legs were sticking out from under the sink.  I thought I heard Andy Griffith yelling at me, “Just call the man.”

I had too much time invested at this point.  How could I enjoy nothing after not accomplishing a thing?

Another break was in order, so I decided to call my godmother, Phyllis.  She is always encouraging.  She is however, going to be 92 next month, so she doesn’t hear so well.



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