Note to self…(and to you too, Internet)

When fixing the bathtub faucet, removing the C clip that holds the cartridge in place without first turning off the water is a BAD idea.

In case you can’t tell, the front of me is completely soaked because the cartridge for the faucet and who knows how many gallons of water came shooting out ala horizontal geyser, and all over me.

I actually knew to turn the water off, but I couldn’t get the C clip back in, so I pulled it back out to try to get a better angle, and, well, you’ve seen the evidence.

At least I’m man enough to admit when I make a mistake, and can laugh about it.

Fully Loaded

One garage.


And it only took me an entire Saturday afternoon.

Now, I know what you’re saying, and that’s, “But Scott, I see stuff in boxes piled up all over the garage.”

Sure, sure, things are still in boxes, but that’s a project for another Saturday. I’ll pick up some hooks at Target, find some scraps of plywood to make a few more shelves with, and get everything in it’s place.

Oh, what, you think I got my truck in there with a shoehorn?

No, no, that’s called planning. And it only took me 10 minutes to rearrange the area in front of my truck after I hit my bike.

That’s skill, baby. Pure skill.

I’ve been parking my vehicle in the elements since I could drive. That’s 18 years for those who are counting, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to keep parking outside when I’ve got a 2 car garage at my disposal.

Now we just have to find room for the boat I’m going to buy.