I can't say I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, I think that's overkill. In fact, it's not true since my folks started off flat broke. What I can say is, I grew up in enormous homes with servants, drivers, 24 hour guard service, and a ton of private schools. We went to Europe at least once a year for extended vacations and I have no college debt.
I let you know that I'd been through a divorce recent-ish. So when I wound up on my own for the first time in... ever, actually... you can imagine that there might be a lot of things I've never done before. Trust me when I say that it's intimidating.
I'm not incompetent or anything, I cook with mad skillz. I clean really well. I'm super organized. I do my laundry and don't let it pile up (all things, by the way, that I had to learn. Servants, cooks, take care of all that). So facing some of the new issues as an adult, well, I wish I'd learned at a younger age.
All that to say.... OMG! I'm so proud of me!!!! Two weeks ago, I replaced a shower head from a plain nozzle to a hose, rain water type one without a single hitch! Three days ago, I fixed a GAS LEAK in my new house. Yes, that's what I did. The gas people came out to check my work and said that the type of leak I had would have blown up my new house. Me in it. Whew. It involved threading things through walls, lost of dust bunnies and heavy appliances. Yay me!!
Today, I learned how to put air in my tires. Hey, don't knock it. Everything takes learning. But I did it! I also covered my outdoor a/c unit properly and bound it down, replaced two furnace filters, weather stripped my doors, AND (OMG AND) installed a freakin' doorbell!!!
I feel like doing my nieces' thumb dance: "Who has two thumbs and is proud of me? ME!!!!"
Next on the agenda--and more things I've never done before--changing out the front door lock and bolt, putting up curtain rods, and possibly building a small shelf. I'm on top of my mole hill!!! Look at my HUGE SHADOW OF AWESOMENESS!
*Pardon the boasting. Normally, this is way out of my comfort zone, but I have no one here to shout to but you. :) My online family.*