Alternate Career Options
Yesterday I spent some time exploring an alternate career option, in case the job I have now doesn’t work out. No, no, don’t take me seriously . . . I was just installing a new toilet in my parents’ en-suite. Well, co-installing, really. My mom did the hard work of taking out the old toilet. That’s no easy feat, and I must admit that I’m glad that I didn’t have to deal with it. In the meantime, I was shopping, to make sure I had clothes for an upcoming work trip to Houston and Toronto.
When I got home, mom and I started installing the new toilet. Really, toilet installation is pretty straightforward and easy, assuming that there are no complications. But my mom and I should know better – our projects are never really straightforward. Ha! When we installed the toilet in my bathroom, it ended up taking hours due to a few little mishaps. Why should this instance have been any different? It wasn’t . . .
Two trips to Home Hardware, many, many curse words, blood, sweat and tears. I know, it sounds more like a war movie, but in all honesty, it kind of felt like a war. A war on water supply and floor flanges. No guns or war machines . . . just wrenches and plumbers’ tape.
Anyhow, the toilet is in. It took a lot of extra work, but at least it’s in and functioning. My apprenticeship as a plumber is underway!