Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
Snake-Handling and Holy Rolling
I was quite pleased with myself this week that I figured out all on my lonesome how to use the ancient plumbing snake I found in my basement last year. I removed the cover from the overflow and managed, on my final attempt, to feed in over 5' of the snake. Alas, after repeated attempts and quite an impressive pile of hair globs removed from both the tub and the sink, the tub still wasn't draining very well, so I called in a plumber. Well...if only I'd known that the stopper could be removed, I could have spent two minutes to remove the rest of the clog myself. I had him leave the stopper out, and I'm going to get a strainer to put in there to perhaps avoid a recurrence of the clogging problem. Since he was already here, I had him check out my dysfunctional garbage disposal, which turns out to have been suffering from a bad wall switch. A hundred bucks for pretty much nothing, but at least I'll know better for next time.
I think this would be the basis for a great personal ad: SWF ISO Mr. Right. I can do my own minor plumbing repairs, and if you prefer the toilet paper installed so it unrolls down the back, I'd be willing to do it your way even though you're wrong.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 5:34 PM