Trying new things.

Sometimes you just have to confront things that make you anxious.  This past weekend I had big plans to get several home projects completed.  Well, I got two done, but only one was on the list.  Don’t you just hate it when you walk into the kitchen and there is a puddle of water on the floor and the carpet in the adjoining room is wet?  Me too.  So, I got the chance to confront a DIY project that has always been one that I had avoided, plumbing.  A day and a half, and a few dollars later, I can cross plumbing off the list of things that intimidate me.  Just like most things, when you have the proper tools, it isn’t terribly difficult.  I was able to solder 14 joints, and cut and fit a number of pieces of pipe to repair a pinhole leak in a pipe feeding the kitchen sink.  (it just HAD to be smack dab in the center of a T joint)  My point in all this is that we all have things we avoid doing, or maybe even are afraid of doing because we have a preconceived idea that we just can’t do it.  Make this a week where you do something that scares you.  I did, you can too.  It is a really good feeling once you put something like that behind you.

PS.  I didn’t say it was pretty, but it doesn’t leak.


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