Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Half Empty or Half Full

Full: Lexi knows how to wash her hands by herself.
Empty: The faucet in the bathroom is very difficult to turn on and needs to be changed if she is going to be able to wash by herself in that room.
Full: I am fairly confident in my plumbing abilities.
Empty: The new faucet sets us back $50.00 and takes hours longer to install than I thought it would.
Full: I am able to spend some time with Taylor and Parker and help them learn how a compression fitting works.
Empty: Shortly after we finish the sink, I am reading to the children in the living room when suddenly we hear the ocean trying to rush into our home through a 1/2 inch pipe.
Full: The compression fitting failed while we were at home, and not the next day while we were at church.
Empty: It was the hot water fitting, so I was scalded as I turned off the water under the sink.
Full: I had purchased the more expensive, flexible tubing at Home Depot, just in case I couldn't get the cheap tubing to work. Therefore, I was able to re-repair things and get the water running again right away.
Empty: Myself and everything that had been stored under the sink were soaking wet.
Full: I have a sink and stuff under it:)



  1. Dude - you and me are brothers by another mother! We're even clever enough to know to buy both parts knowing that we can return what we don't need...and hard headed enough to try to save that couple bucks by not using the expensive one....only to end up using it anyway.....and I so feel your pain (scald and all!)

    and it's always full - but you knew that!

    love you guys - aus and co.

  2. Great post! Clever, funny, and so true!

  3. Love you!!! You guys are AMAZING!!!!

  4. We relate to the plumbing problems, but one thing is for sure, your love buckets and full and not half empty. Congrats on the science projects, and we thrill to know you have your one-on-ones or two-on-twos. Yes, it is great to read your blog---it just makes us smile. Love

  5. lol, awesome post. Good points all.