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User Topic: Little NB triumph
Member # 30742
Default  Posted: 3:44 PM, June 6th (Thursday)

This morning the water heater was dead. No pilot light, nothing. Checked the gas tank, it was full so that was not the issue.

So, I worked my way through the instructions and bingo, I am about to take a nice hot shower.

I know these are little things but they make me happy. Mastering something new on a regular basis and learning as I go. Liberating!

Temporarily independent with the whole world at my feet.

Posts: 1160 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: California
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Member # 39398
Default  Posted: 4:00 PM, June 6th (Thursday)

Good for you!! I've been learning all kinds of new things like mowing and taking care of my mower and just fixing little things around my house! :)

Posts: 6 | Registered: May 2013
Member # 7767
Default  Posted: 4:37 PM, June 6th (Thursday)

Makes you feel good, doesn't it?


Even if you can't control the world around you, you are still the master of your own soul.

Posts: 7557 | Registered: Aug 2005
Member # 33226
Default  Posted: 7:10 PM, June 7th (Friday)

You can call me NIK

There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
- Michael J. Fox

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Member # 31528
Default  Posted: 8:00 PM, June 7th (Friday)


Posts: 30684 | Registered: Mar 2011
Member # 30346
Default  Posted: 8:16 PM, June 7th (Friday)

I reattached a door knob last week.

The small things!

me...BS, 43 years old, 2 small kids
WS, 41, multiple gay affairs
M 15 years, separated 3 years, together 17
Alis volat propriis "She flies with her own wings"
separated 1/2011

Posts: 3608 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Virginia
Member # 36869
Default  Posted: 9:26 PM, June 7th (Friday)

Those "litle" triumphs feel SO good! Plus it makes you feel strong and independent knowing you don't have to call someone to do it for you. I still remember phoning my Mom the first time I emptied a mouse trap!

Be careful what you wish for the most - you may get it.

Posts: 332 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: VA
Member # 30742
Default  Posted: 1:15 PM, June 8th (Saturday)

Feels so good. Next I will tackle some car stuff

Temporarily independent with the whole world at my feet.

Posts: 1160 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: California
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