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Happy  Posted: 11:42 AM, October 24th (Thursday)

I fixed my dishwasher!

I had the whole thing taken apart. I had to replace three screws around the pump that must have come loose, the pump seal and the latch that closes the soap dispenser door shut. To replace the latch I had to take the door apart and pull off other parts to get to it. It's all back together.

Now it's running so much better and it's more quiet. I love it!!

I should have taken pictures

I kick ass!

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Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

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Default  Posted: 11:49 AM, October 24th (Thursday)

Yay for you!!

I kick ass!

You sure do!!!


Finding what life could have been....... Why didn't I see it?

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Default  Posted: 12:00 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

Good job! You unplugged it first, right?

"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

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Default  Posted: 12:14 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

You unplugged it first, right?

Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

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Default  Posted: 12:16 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

Good for you! It's so empowering to be able to do things for yourself, isn't it?

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Default  Posted: 12:22 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

It is! I love it.

Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

Posts: 5854 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: In the darkest depths of hell!
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Default  Posted: 12:43 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

Can you come over and fix my microwave?

You really do kick ass.

And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off
-- Shake It Out, Florence And The Machine

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Default  Posted: 12:49 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

Great Job!!!

As a woman who was raised to never rely on a man for anything, and grew up in a home that was 80 years old and rehabbed by us, I know how to fix lots of stuff, and when I get tired of waiting on H to do it, and do it myself, I am always proud, and he gets sooooo aggravated. He likes to be needed, but hey a girl can only live so long without a dishwasher, dryer, or working doorknobs (just a few things I fixed on my own).


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Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
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Default  Posted: 1:40 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

woohoo! you go!

I repaired our washing machine one time when the water pump leaked. hubby was going to call the Sears repairman . I told him "no, I repair patient care equipment for a living... we are NOT calling a repairman! surely I can fix a dang washing machine!"

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Default  Posted: 2:53 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

You rock!!!

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Default  Posted: 3:16 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

Nicely done!

I fixed the switch on our old dishwasher, and at first I didn't unplug it. What happened next was... shocking!

Feels good to save yourself some cash, doesn't it? You should treat yourself to something nice with the money that you saved.

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Default  Posted: 3:36 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

Yeah, I have a washing machine you need to look at!

Him WH
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"The cure for the pain, is the pain." -Rumi

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Default  Posted: 3:39 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

You rock! You just need a man to hand you the tools, lol!

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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

That's awesome!!!! Don't you love when you do something that you never expected you could accomplish? Great job!!!

"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.

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Default  Posted: 8:22 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

Dreamboat & Rebreather...have tools, will travel

I wish I could Losfer. Unfortunately, accounts don't work that way in my family.

TN, that was how my mom raised me... to be self sufficient. I grew up watching my grandfather fix things that needed it, but throwing it out and get a new one. I think part of that bothers my husband, I'm too independent with most things. It took him 12 years to fix a door. The the end I did it myself. I was so mad that he didn't eat dinner with us.

Celticlass, that sounds good to me.

Thanks DS. I have a saying - If it was put together, it can come apart. If it can come apart, I can fix it. (Or die trying)

Thanks for all the wonderful pays everyone

Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

Posts: 5854 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: In the darkest depths of hell!
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Default  Posted: 10:04 PM, October 24th (Thursday)

Yay for SD!!! That is awesome!

Me: BS
D-Day: 7/7/12

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Default  Posted: 11:37 PM, October 25th (Friday)

That is great! Amazing how we CAN do things even if we ponder on it, put it off ... and then we just do it!

I had orders from my home-owner's insurance company to cut down a tree that was growing too close to my roof. The price for getting it cut down was over the moon! So I pondered, looked at it, surmised, worried. Then I found the chain saw in the garage and just sawed on it a little at a time. It took me a few days. While it wasn't a huge tree, it was no sapling! I was SO proud of myself when it fell and it was great that it fell in the right direction too. Now I am sawing on it a little at a time where it lies, cutting logs for the fireplace. After it's stacked for a year and seasoned, it will be great!

See? We CAN do things!

"Because I deserve better"

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Default  Posted: 8:00 AM, October 26th (Saturday)

Good for you!!

I *fixed* my oven door once... all by myself... then I had to call the repair man cause I *fixed* it good!

Indian wisdom says our lives are rivers. We are born somewhere small and quiet and we move toward a place we cannot see, but only imagine. From Tending Roses

Posts: 6550 | Registered: Jan 2007 | From: WNY
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Default  Posted: 10:29 AM, October 26th (Saturday)

Good job!!
My tool box contains two things....WD40 and Duct tape...if it's supposed to move and it doesn't you use the WD40....if it's not supposed to move and does you use the Duct tape!!!
Just kidding...I can usually figure things out...but I do have a SO that is amazing at that stuff...

You can't reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday's junk.......Louise Smith

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