… so like any homeowner I’ve had to fix a toilet or two in my time. When a task comes up at work – I am the guy who is always saying “stop and do it right the first time”… so of course I am also the guy who doesn’t take his own advice on household chores.
So back to my toilet. The tank was constantly running. It’s a 15 year old toilet so I knew right away that the parts in the tank with the “5 year warranty” probably needed replacing… Call me “Powers of Deduction Man!” – my superpower is knowing the obvious.
So I run off to my local Home Depot and get a kit… do i get complete kit? nah. I grab the kit with just the most common pieces.
An hour later i’ve replaced the parts, and while things are better – I have a slow leak from the top tank into the bowl (not the floor thankfully). Which I attempt to patch. Six months later… my leak is back. And it quickly gets … worse.
So back to Home depot for the … other half of the kit. So kids – the lesson here..
“Stop and do it right the first time”
Sometime back in the 90s a friend and I ran a blog on this address. It was much more difficult back then – you had to code the website locally and FTP it up. The other guy, Matt, and I used this blog to talk about the best beer specials in town. I mean… what else do a pair of college guys blog about? We tried to collate the bars running sales and specials in one place – and we even managed to get 2-3 advertising sponsors. You know – old school advertisements, add their Image to your page with an <img> Tag and maybe they cut you a check eventually? I don’t think we ever even covered the $15 tag – but it was fun and we learned where to drink cheap beer. I was the tech guy, and Matt tried to locate specials. Matt is long gone…
..but I kept this site for email all these years.
So here I am a dad and husband, and I don’t drink like in those days – so I will limit these posts to my other passions. These days – 24/7 isn’t about beer sales – but rather, my life as a Dad, Husband, Son, Friend, Homeowner, and IT support guy..
So … Welcome back to Atlanta… 24/7