We think that all the time. We're two highly educated people. One of us has run the engine room of a nuclear submarine. One of us has dissected the socio-political landscape in the Middle East. One of us does the taxes all by himself. One of us figured out her Android without ever consulting the user manual.
For reals, we should be pros at reading the toilet installation instructions and assembling it like we were seasoned plumbers. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
(Or in this case:
"How should we pry off the old flange that the builder installed using Liquid Nails?")
As weekend warriors, waging the battle in various aisles of Home Depots and Lowe's across the Triangle, the thing that we're sorely lacking and can't seem to build quickly enough is plain old experience.
Editor's Note: Mr. Palindrome was appalled by my spelling of flange in this post. I spelled it "phallange" which I interpreted from his pronunciation. We're all fixed now - spelling and plumbing-wise!