That’s the shower valve cartridge I replaced yesterday after WifeGeeding strenuously informed me our shower was kaput. It’s probably as old as the GeedingManor, about 23-25 years old. To my amazement, this project only resulted in a single trip to Home Depot. Usually, when it comes to DIY home repair, no matter how well I plan things, it results in multiple trips to Lowes or Home Depot. The part only cost $17, and I estimate I saved at least $200 by not calling a plumber. The hardest part, due to all the hard water in the area, was disassembling the shower faucet and dislodging everything – hard water bonds everything together.
It seems like Houston might have more chemical fires this year than California will have wildfires.
WifeGeeding got pulled into The Central Park Five documentary on PBS last night.
Truthfully, the answer is simple: Yes, you should be investing when you have student loans. Now, buckle up for some actual number crunching. It’s the only way to make a compelling case for why it’s in your best interest to start investing before paying off student loans.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”