Don't Ask Me To Do It Again

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Recently entered a post in May's Contest, answering 21 questions. The one that got noticed by a favorite client was # 18 about changing a dryer belt. I promised to share why!

Years ago, I had to call a plumber because there was no hot water entering my washing machine. The problem the plumber found; the hot and cold hoses switched. How would I have known? It only took a second to change. 

So the next day, when the dryer stopped, I was not going to call the recently belittling contractor. I somehow figured out it was a broken belt. I purchased a new one and proceeded to open and disassemble the dryer.  Oh my, What have I gotten myself into?  I was about to give up when I heard:

“I knew you couldn’t fix that!”

Those are not words I accept! I did my research, went to an appliance store, had someone show me the mechanics of the machine, came home, and had that dryer working before the end of the day. 

It was pretty simple once I took the machine apart. 

 

Yes, I single-handedly put in a new dryer belt.

Would I or could I do it again?

We'll never know!  Once is enough to prove the point.

Please don't tell me I cannot do something. 

 

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Comments (18)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Ha, I love this story and I'm not surprised you got it done!

May 04, 2022 04:54 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. I can't picture you saying "no" but you have often told people "too late"! Enjoy your day.

May 04, 2022 05:47 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I have learned to handle many things around my house over the years.  Thank goodness in today's world there are a lot of YouTube videos that instruct us.  However, a few days ago, my air conditioner stopped blowing cold air.  I decided to hand that task over to Chris of Nordic Air, here in Sacramento.  He came promptly, and replaced a couple capacitors, snaked out the condensate line, and more securely attached the duct to the the underbelly of the unit.  I will have a comfortable home on this day when temps are forecast to 91 degrees.

Wisdom comes from knowing what we can handle (or shouldn't handle), and having the confidence to tackle those we can!

May 04, 2022 06:17 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kat Palmiotti,

I did get it done but have no plans of ever repeating this task.

May 04, 2022 08:05 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Cute comment, Wayne Martin, And it is so good to see you.

May 04, 2022 08:06 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Myrl Jeffcoat, I am so happy that you will not be going without AC!

I do love your quote: 'Wisdom comes from knowing what we can handle (or shouldn't handle), and having the confidence to tackle those we can!"

May 04, 2022 08:09 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Go ahead, make Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 day - tell her she cannot do something then sit back and watch her do it. 

Changing the dryer belt stood out for me when I read your 21 questions post. Impressive.

May 04, 2022 08:43 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

I can tell you, Kathleen, I would never do it again.

May 04, 2022 08:28 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Margaret and good for you!!!!  I would not have known where to begin to even take the dryer apart. I really am not fond of people telling me I can't do something. 

May 04, 2022 11:33 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Kathy, I know that about you. And like me, you would have figured it out.

May 04, 2022 08:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret nothing motivates me more than to be told I can't do something!!!

May 04, 2022 12:15 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

You either have 'that gene or you don't! 

May 04, 2022 08:31 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Not just a top real estate matchmaker, but appliance repair as well!

May 04, 2022 12:16 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

No, no, no! only once!

May 04, 2022 08:31 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

You go girl!  If one puts their mind to it anything can be accomplished!  Love it!!

May 04, 2022 01:34 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Anna, This is so true. Anything can be accomplished.

May 04, 2022 08:33 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

You are living proof of that for sure Margaret!

May 04, 2022 08:51 PM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Good for you!

We have a dryer repairman coming tomorrow - my husband said he couldn't do it . . .

May 04, 2022 02:57 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Margaret, He could do it. He doesn't want to. And I don't blame him. 🙃

May 04, 2022 08:34 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
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It would be like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole! I have no talent for doing things mechanically. Patience, yes, I have that. But I don't follow instructions well!!

May 04, 2022 07:23 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Aura, I have a feeling you have more patience than most. 

May 04, 2022 08:36 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  Congratulations! 

 

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May 04, 2022 07:35 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks for the Crap-Tacular feature!

May 04, 2022 08:37 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Margaret.

Have a great day and a very special weekend.

May 06, 2022 06:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Great story Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400. I am not surprised at all that you conquered that dryer issue.You never know til you try, right?!

Jeff

May 08, 2022 07:22 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jeff Dowler, CRS,

We will never know until we try. But I do know-never again.

May 09, 2022 06:27 AM