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Two Ph.D.s Fix the Toilet

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Archive | 4 comments

Two Ph.D.s Fix the Toilet

Which took half a day. Once before, I tried fixing the bathroom sink and broke the basin. The fixtures were that 70s avocado green, which was at the time no longer available in the style we needed. I was finally able to order an acceptable sink, but none of the old plumbing fit. The plumber had to come and replace all the pipes leading to the sink. And the faucet. We were new Ph.D.s, then, poor as church mice, which of course is why I was trying to do it myself, while my husband was in his study trying to get tenure. Being a plumber, say, or a poet or a critic or a novelist or a painter or a...

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