Every time I am stumped by something… whether it’s mechanical issues, gardening basics, general efficiency, or plumbing-related, I pause and ask myself, “What would Lois do?” . (She worked in a small hardware store for years, and has an innate common sense that I lack.) Occasionally it works, and I can figure it out. Most of the time, though, I just call and ask.
Last Wednesday, it was plumbing. Water was dripping out of the bottom of my toilet tank. I tried to tighten the thingy that was leaking and the drip turned into a stream.
Think, think, think… WWLD??
I shut off the supply, emptied the tank the rest of the way with DBarn knockofff Sham-Wows, and sat back (cracking my noggin on the sink of course) to ponder some more. Then I called my bossy big sister, aka The Birthday Girl.
She let me talk it out and then told me what else commonly causes the same issue, so I could check for that before putting it all back together again.
I think everybody needs at least one “Lois” in their life… someone who can help reason things out. Do you have a Lois? Wanna borrow mine?