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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Replaced the Shower Head Myself
Yesterday I went to the hardware store to replace my shower head. I took the bus to save money. While I was in the aisle at the store, I realized that I had left the bag with my old shower head in it hanging on the front door. I was in such a rush to get to the bus stop that I almost forgot to wear my bike helmet, too. I had to ride back home and retrieve it. I returned home by bus, and drove back in the car with Lula. So much for saving money.
The woman who works there, (and owns the shop with her husband,) recommended that I just get the replacement hose, since I thought the head was still okay. My intuition told me to buy the whole thing, but I ignored my instincts. (which I shouldn't have done.)
I came home, watched the Youtube installation video, and tried to replace it. No luck. The plastic ball had a crack in the washer. I attempted it three times and gave up. I made a third trip to the hardware store and returned the hose in exchange for a new Water Pick complete shower head kit.
By this time I had plenty of practice, so I quickly installed it. I felt like an old pro. It works perfectly. There was a time when I would have thought that I needed to hire a handyman to do this for me. Not anymore. It is very satisfying to fix things yourself and to save the money. I love Youtube. Do you do any of your own home repairs?
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