There once was a college girl who thought she knew a better way than toothpaste to fill in deep gauges made in the wall by the silly boys removing the couch from her basement townhouse. She discovered Caulk in her dad's garage. It said it filled holes. Sounded like a good idea....
Enter Brother who spent graduation day removing caulk and plastering/spackling wall.
Brother tells Girl's finacee about caulk. Begin Ban on Girl doing home improvements.
Exit Financee who had become Husband, renamed "Ex." Girl left to do home improvements on her own.
Girl grows up. Becomes lawyer. Learns about caulk during a case. Girls learns difference between acrylic, latex and silicone caulk. Learns about curing caulk and timing and removing old caulk. Watches videos. Does research.
One night taking bath in children's room, girl notices caulking job. Thinks to self, "Self, whoever did this caulking job obviously used acrylic. Note the shrinking and cracking. This calls for a new caulk job by The Girl Next Door with her newfound caulking knowledge."
BossMan (of Bob Vila caliber) warns, "Laying down a bead is harder than it looks."
Girl goes to Home Depot. Finds all the tools. Triumphantly goes home.....
And spends 2 hours laying down the perfect bead. Uses an entire (small) tube of caulk trying to get perfect bead. Makes the biggest mess anyone has ever seen. Fills the garbage can with mis-hits. White stuff everywhere. But Girl Next Door knows that once done well, this silicone stuff will last forever.
Yes an accomplishment. But now that I have proven I can do it if I have to, a cute boy with a tool belt would be hired in an instant....