aka The Frazzled Mom
No, this isn’t another Doctor Who post… lol
I have been watching a lot of Classic DW as well as “NuWho” (I guess that’s a term). I’m slowly going through the old episodes, but to my surprise, I’m nearly done with Tennant’s run. I may have already seen these episodes once before, but at this point, I catch myself thinking “he’s done all ready?!”.
Yeah, this wasn’t supposed to be a Doctor Who post. I digress.
The reason for my silence (i.e. lack of posts) is this: I’ve been busy “doing it myself”. I like to stretch my knowledge and abilities from time to time.
Why not just pay to have someone do it for me?
Granted, it would be a lot easier, and possibly faster….oh, and less frustration, as well. Between working full-time, to raising two kids and taking care household chores, etc., it would make sense to have a professional come in and do it. Whatever the “it” happens to be that breaks down or stops working at the time.
But lately, I’ve found myself let down by professionals. I don’t need to tell you how extremely disappointing that can be, not just because of the costs to have them come out, but because the problem may not be entirely fixed.
It first started with using Sears’ technicians. My ice maker had stopped working. I had a technician come out three times. The first was somewhat helpful, but the problem persisted. The second tech that ended up here twice? He was no help whatsoever. Instead, he gave me excuse after excuse as to why it wasn’t working properly. I hate excuses. I don’t like giving them and I definitely don’t like hearing them.
“It’s hot outside and the refrigerator knows that, so it’ll slow down production,” he said during the first visit.
Seriously? I get that I’m a female….and a blonde on top of that. But to assume that I’m a complete moron? ggrrr
The second time out, I was planning on asking him to replace the ice maker. Except that this same technician gave me a song and dance, and was going to charge me more than the initial quote.
Pfft. I’ll figure it out myself. I was angry, felt cheated, disappointed and frustrated.
And iceless…I know, not a word.
As a girl, a chick, what could I possible do? Helpless little me. Well, we mom’s do have brains, so… I Googled it! And Youtubed it!
It was really a simple fix and now I have a TON of ice.
Let me tell you, that small victory was all I needed to put me on the DIY path!
Since then, I’ve unclogged a bathtub that a plumber couldn’t solve, fixed and now maintain a pool that the pool guy flaked on constantly. Sure, there will be things out of my element, but I’m willing to at least research and learn. Then, I can determine whether I’m capable of doing it myself.
From time to time, I go through trial and error. And sadly, I find myself talking to the inanimate object. Usually, it’s “I will conquer you.” And by God’s grace, I have.
Have you had that experience? Do you take care of it yourself? Have you ever been let down by a professional? What do you do with that?