I hit that nut...
The hose under the kitchen sink was leaking pretty badly last Sunday morning. A quick look showed that one of the connectors had corroded and was spraying water like a sprinkler system. What's a girl to do on a rainy Sunday morning? Well, since the kitchen faucet was pretty old I decided to play handygirl and replace it myself.
But all did no go as smoothly as I anticipated. Along the way I ran into a rusted nut that didn't want to let go. Try as I might, it was stuck. And I was getting disappointed. I really wanted to earn my handygirl badge that day.
So I turned to the internet for advice. Found an article that recommended I take a blowtorch to the rusted nut. No doubt I would've caught the entire kitchen on fire....
So I sat, disappointed, on the kitchen floor. I thought about having to call a real handyman the next day. Then I decided to give it just one more try. This time I took a hammer with me and crawled under the sink. And I hit that nut. And some rust fell off. I hit it again. More rust fell off. I took the wrench and twisted the nut. Hallelujah! It started slipping loose. In less than 15 minutes I had that nut off, new hoses connected and a new kitchen faucet installed. And nothing leaked!
I was so proud of myself. "I" had installed a brand new kitchen faucet all by myself. I wasn't even sure when I started if I could do it. But I just got started and figured things out along the way. I even figured out how to deal with what could've been a huge roadblock.
So the moral of the story..... Is there a rusty nut holding you back? What are you going to do about it? Give up? Give in? Call for reinforcements? Or fight your way to the finish?