For instance, I've learned that
- Pools turn quickly to ponds under my care
- I can caulk pretty well. I just can't stop caulking. Who knew that caulk guns have a little locking thingy that will just keep pushing the caulk out of the tube?? All over the floor, your clothes, the wall...
- That when a screwhead is stripped and you decide to just pull it, and the little drywall screw sleeve that it is in, out of the wall that you will get a hole the size of your fist.
- That when you walk on tile that is just laying on the foundation, not applied with thinset yet, it will break.
- If you lose the decorative brass bolt in your light fixture, you will have to buy a new light fixture.
- Remodeling exists in a sort of parallel universe, where everything costs twice as much and takes three times as long.
- When you let the lawn go too long, the fireants will build mounds so large that the big, riding lawnmower will actually get stuck.
- When children drive their cars forcefully and upside down, it makes large scratches in new hardwood floors.
These are just a few of the things that I now know. By the time we move I ought to be a genius.