Making It Work

toilet-brushWe used to live in an apartment with one bathroom for the four of us.  The toilet had one of those floating ball things on a coat hanger to tell it when it was full.  I am not very handy.  We had paid the super three times to come and fix it and still it ran all day and all night.  I went to Sears and found a toilet mechanism with no floaty ball and I was going to replace the mechanism.  It was on a Sunday morning as I stared at the completely disassembled toilet that I broke into a cold sweat realizing that if I cannot get the new mechanism to work or get the old one put back together that we would literally be “up sh*t creek without a paddle”.  Have no fear, I succeeded.  The new mechanism worked perfectly for the remainder of our stay in the apartment.


Why am I dredging up old plumbing triumphs?  Am I somewhat insecure and fishing for compliments?  Maybe, but I think I am illustrating a point as well.  When you are working by yourself on a project, life can be scary and frustrating.  If you are having trouble with a piece of code, sure work on it for awhile.  If you can’t get it working, work on something else for a bit.  Look for help in online forums.  Try it a different way.  Save drafts of your work periodically and document well.  When you do get it working, your sense of accomplishment will be that much greater.

About Robert

Robert is a novice web site developer. A lack of professional training has not prevented him from creating some very nice websites for small businesses who would otherwise have gone without a web presence.


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