My home renovation DIY skill set just grew from five:
1. Scrape/sand/prime surfaces 2. Demolition 3. Garden the *shit* out of stuff 4. Paint surfaces, and 5. Decorate interiors.
1. Scrape/sand/prime 2. Demo 3. Garden 4. Paint surfaces 5. Decorate, and 6. INSTALL PLUMBING FIXTURES. Speaking of counting, did you know Sesame Street's Count himself sings this song?
So, what's the big deal, moving from five to six skills? It's this: Mr. Man is the silent partner here online, but frequent readers know he's in charge of the may-jah stuff. Who designed and installed our kitchen? Mr. Man. Who is working through our master bath venting/plumbing/electric, etc? Mr. Man.
I'm not belittling my contributions, I'm just saying there is a clear division of labor. But then I visited Delta and actually installed one of these in less than 15 minutes without the help of anyone but two other lovely ladies:
I came home inspired to not be fearful of power equipment, and (with the exception of things that require electric or plumbing permits) to just try it. Just try it. Because I might be surprised. So you? You try it too. But DON'T do the other thing I did while at Delta Faucet: have a scandalous affair with one of these:
Handsome devil. We'll always have Indy.