There are moments in the life of a single parent that stand out to me. Many of them have been documented on this blog.
You know those moments... when you realize you can go it alone? When you take on tasks you never thought you could and succeed?
As I mentioned last week, I was having refrigerator problems. I also mentioned that perhaps I'd try to fix it on my own.
It's working now. Woohoo!
A friend told me about a local appliance fix-it guy who will walk you through diagnosing the problem over the phone and will also order parts for you. Once I figured out what was wrong, I ordered the correct replacement part.
I had a neighbor who allowed me to borrow tools.
My girlfriend lived near the store that had the replacement part so she picked it up for me on her way home.
My friend J (who always has the right tool) and my brother also came over for pizza and put in the part for me. It was a really easy 5 minute job!
So yeah, I may not have actually fixed it on my own... but I did get it done. With a little help from my friends.
Maybe I didn't quite earn my badass badge but I definitely feel a whole lot less alone than I thought I was.
Perhaps I could use a tool belt?
Ok, oops! Wrong kind of tools... How about this one?
Because with the right tools (and friends), I think I could accomplish anything!