A few years ago I purchased a book called “Dare to Repair” written by Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet. I bought it because at the time I was a military spouse and I often found myself with things to repair and no husband in sight. So I figured this would be a great guide for me to handle some of those problems by myself. Unfortunately, I don’t think I ever have used this book. All the things that ended up braking were never subjects covered in the book!
So the other day when we had a leaky faucet I ran over to this book to see if the subject of leaky faucet repair was in there. And it was, but just not the kind of faucet that I have- perfect …. so, next I decided to search U-Tube. Now here I need to back up and explain that my first thought was actually “oh, I guess I need to call a plumber.” We’ve been needing to call one for a while about our bathtub that seems to have a slow leak. I kept putting it off thinking I would wait until we had another job for the plumber to do and get them both fixed at the same time. Then as I was contemplating the best neighbor to call for plummer recommendations I decided maybe I could try to do something about it myself.
I also have to explain that U-tube is my go to for learning how to do all kinds of things. For understanding a new knitting technique to how to teach my son to kick a field goal. So I figured why not? Sure enough there were several videos on how to repair a leaking faucet. The company that hmade my faucet even had their own video on there so that was the one I used. One trip to the hardware store later and I had all the parts that I would need for my repair!
Now maybe I should see if there are any u-tube videos for fixing my bathtub problem!! It will probably not be so easy! So, have you been up to any home repairs lately? I know Jennifer has!
Note: Since purchasing my book years ago I see that they have added several new books to their series. The one on car repair I actually have, but now they also have a special plumbing edition and also another one on DIY projects. (Jen maybe you could use some of these? 🙂