Friday, June 30, 2006

What a difference a year makes


What a difference a year makes
Originally uploaded by joellaflickr.

It was my last first year plumbing class tonight... I passed CT-9 and felt impossibly proud of myself. Plumbing S passed also and we celebrated with posh white wine. I don't think either of us ever imagined we would actually get this far. In a week that's been pretty desperate in many ways, this is a total result. As S said when both sets of our pipework passed their pressure testing (jeez, could there *be* a more double-entendre laden occupation?): Go Us!

joella

7 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

Many congratulations!

What does the wiggly bit in the middle do?

9:01 am  
Anonymous jonathan said...

Congratulations to my very favourite plumbing blogger. You know for some time I was labouring under the impression 'Plumbing S' was the name of the class itself (it sounds like the sort of terminology you might find on a further education college timetable, like 'Car Maintenance D', or 'Intermediate Flower Arranging F'- but now that you have been drinking white wine together I have definitely realised it is one of your classmates...

So when do you get to give up the whole office life thing and start to wield your plunger full-time in anger? Or is the plumbing just a weekend pursuit to dabble in?? Or is this all none of my business and I should just be patient and wait to find out like everyone else???

9:40 am  
Blogger Jo said...

Are there other plumbing bloggers? I need to read them! I don't in all honesty know what happens next, but let's say I'm thinking about it more than I'm writing about it...

Ben, the wiggly bit in the middle is the supply pipe for a float-operated valve - or in other words, it's the plumbing for a toilet. Getting those wiggles right was the hardest bit.

10:56 am  
Anonymous jonathan said...

Well, there may be hundreds of bugging literary plumbers out there regaling the blogosphere with tales of awkward-to-reach Y-bends and loose washers, but I haven't come across them yet.. if I do I will be sure to let you know. And I will continue to follow your career development with interest..

2:08 pm  
Anonymous jonathan said...

Oh! I mean budding, not bugging! The phone rang while I was typing there, is my excuse...

2:11 pm  
Anonymous Justin Ruffles said...

I don't know much about plumbing, but would I be right in saying that elaborate pipework is all designed to fill up the water bottle sitting on the shelfy thing. I like it, it might catch on.

10:02 am  
Blogger Spine said...

congratulations. btw I've relocated and started my new job. official notification when I can be bothered. lots of love

8:33 pm  

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