Someone wise once said ‘Never stop learning because life never stops teaching’.
Over the last couple of months we have had a toilet flush that keeps on flushing until you press the button again. It is one of those things that is not a big problem so it has been left in the important but not urgent pile of our to-do lists. Also I know absolutely nothing about plumbing. But having left it for this long I made a weekend goal to research and find out if I could attempt to fix the problem myself. Saturday morning I read a bit and watched a very cheesy Youtube video made by a plumber and his wife, with scripted questions and very limited acting skills. But they were the teachers I never knew I needed. You really can find help for almost anything on Youtube these days. Gone is the days where the only way to learn something new was by buying a book that had the words ‘…for dummies’ in the title.
I turned off the water, pulled apart the cistern and I might have even put on my widest joggers in case a builders bum really is an important part of any building solutions -I haven’t read Plumbing for dummies, so didn’t want to jinx anything in case that is a chapter in the book.
By 10am on Saturday morning I had completed my goal, and fixed the flush. I felt SO good about my achievement, SO good that I just had to tell you all as my family had enough of my satisfied smirk and plumbing lessons by lunchtime Saturday.
So when life teaches you things make sure you are tuned into learning, for all other things there is YouTube.
Silje -a goal setter and sometimes a plumber