Sure, it’s the second bracket repair on my camper, but I think there’s another meaning here…
Step 1- Remove the old. I still struggle with this, but as the days go buy, the past bothers me less, and I’m able to move on.
Expanding a bit, on the camper it’s not just good enough to remove the old bracket. Underneath it was over 40 years of dirt, grime, rust and silicone. I guess (like the camper) I need to examine the old, and clean it away, before I’ll be ready for something new. I think this is where I’m at for the time being.
Step 2- Install the new. Not sure I’m ready for the personal side to this one. I keep myself so busy, it’s hard for me to imagine trying to make time for a relationship. I’m so focused on my kids and my own to-do’s, I think the ‘new’ will have to find me. Perhaps it has… Either way, like the bracket, I’m going to make sure I’ve got a fresh, clean surface, and plenty of silicone.
Before I know it, I’m sure that there’ll be a new “bracket” and it’ll be stronger and last longer than the first one. In fact, I hope my new bracket never wears out.