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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: 1260 | 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! :)

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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: 7744 | Registered: Aug 2005
Member # 33226
Default  Posted: 7:10 PM, June 7th (Friday)

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

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


Posts: 35919 | 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, together 17

"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings

Posts: 4186 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: South
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: 396 | 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: 1260 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: California
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