On more than one occasion, I have read posts on the ROW Facebook page about things breaking or going wrong while the poster’s husband is on a hitch. Each time, I would shake my head and say, “Wow. That sucks.” Well, I’m sure many of you have seen my recent post on the FB site; both of our toilets crapped (heh) out a few days ago. Thanks to a very helpful gentleman at my local Lowe’s, I managed to completely repair the toilet in the master bath. It took me a little longer than it should because I would confuse myself (not hard to do) but, when I was finished, I felt pretty awesome. Sadly, we will be calling a plumber for our spare bathroom. After taking the toilet up, snaking the drain, and putting in a new wax seal, that toilet is still out of commission. (I have a whole new respect for plumbers!)
My experience set me to thinking: What else have I been waiting on Hubby to get around to fixing that I could do myself? How can I learn more about tools and different techniques? I did some research and found some books written by women, for women. Check them out!(All of the books listed here are available in the Real Oilfield Wives Amazon.com store. Trying to save money? Check with your local library!)
Jaimie is 26 years old, wife of almost five years to JR, and mother of two beautiful children: Ashley, 3 and Justin, 4 months. When not spending time with her family, and watching movies based on Jane Austen novels, she finds new ways to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Jaimie lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Follow Jaimie on Twitter!