How I Graduated College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Four Months

How I Graduated College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Four Months

I started my college education 23 years ago at my local community college. I never really liked school, but in my family, it was pretty much expected that I go. This is the story of how i graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree in four months.

For the first few semesters of school I did okay but I really wasn’t learning anything I hadn’t already learned. College, especially community college, felt like an extension of high school without gum under the desks. The biggest mistake I made was not have a drive to succeed. It was good enough for me to just get by.

After four semesters of community college, I transferred to a four year program at a university. By this time I should have had at least my associates degree, but I didn’t have the required amount of credits. So on to the university I went. What a party! I was living on campus in a dorm with a buddy of mine from high school and I was quickly introduced to a whole new set of friends. Friends that liked to party! To say that I did horribly is an understatement.

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How to Fix a Water Heater

How to Fix a Water Heater

A water heater is a simple appliance but one that can make taking a shower miserable when it is broken. Here is how to fix a water heater or at least how I did it.

There are only a few things that can go wrong with a water heater. If the tank itself is leaking, it’s time to get a new one. But if your water heater is leak free but just not heating your water, it can be fixed.

My pilot light kept going out and the hot water didn’t seem to last very long anymore so I thought I would replace the thermocouple. The thermocouple is a device made from different types of metals that react to heat. When it is heated it sends an electrical single to the gas control valve to inform it of the presence and temperature of the flame. Thermocouples are easy to replace. I just unscrewed the old one along with pilot tube, burner and igniter from the control valve and replaced. The older style water heaters had a single thermocouple that could be replaced on its own. These newer style water heaters have a combination of thermocouple, pilot tube and igniter all together.

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