Is it so wrong to wish that everything in the house would function properly for at least one uninterrupted year? This time itâ€™s a leak between the toilet tank and the wall. Iâ€™ve purchased some new parts which, of course, do not fit. It took me a week just to make it to Home Depot after hours. Now Iâ€™ve got to go twice in as many days. Not good.
Historically, Iâ€™ve not been known as a handyman (though I did work for Handyman Mattersâ€¦briefly). Each time something goes wrong around the house, itâ€™s like reality is banging on the door, demanding that I participate in more than just the little sphere Iâ€™ve carved out for myself.
That brings up issues concerning technology, civilized society, and a whole slew of others. We wonâ€™t discuss those just yet. Iâ€™ve been reading Jacques Ellulâ€™s book, The Meaning of the City, and it sparks all kinds of questions. Iâ€™ll discuss theseÂ more later.