Really? Okay. Here you go.
A week ago my toilet suddenly stopped flushing regularly (yay) and wouldn't stop running. I ignored because I live alone and sometimes I am gross. But, after a few days I mentioned it to my dad and he immediately said he would be able to figure it out and it would be cheap (essentially the whole reason I was putting it off...I would much rather buy these new boots than fix a toilet).
So today, after putting it off, I facetimed my dad and showed him the toilet. With some finagling of the phone and "jimmying" everything around (does that actually work for anyone?) the diagnosis was: I needed a new toilet fill valve. Luckily, my dad is an ol' pro because I had no idea what that was. I was promised it would cost me "$10--or maybe $20?" So I high tailed it to Menards before work at crossed my fingers.
Side Note: Why hasn't anyone told me how amazing Menards is? You know what you can buy in one trip? Levi's. New shoes. Chips and a diet coke (I definitely did that--also best chip selection ever). Laundry detergent. Storage tubs (on sale!). AND what you need for the toilet.
I nonchalantly facetimed my dad in the aisle and we found the part (only $6 major score). I was riding a major high at this point. Apparently the root of my self-esteem is my ability to fix things or even prepare to do it.
Good luck with all your upcoming toilet adventures!