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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Aren't home improvements grand?

Yeah, right. Not when they happen Friday night and it's the garbage disposal that pops off the undercarriage of the sink!


Yes, Friday night while hubby was giving Little Man his bath and I was doing the dishes, the garbage disposal decided it no longer wanted to be attached to the sink. Oh, it was still working. As a matter of fact, it was spewing food particles all underneath the sink. And wouldn't you know, I just finished depositing dinner leftovers in it. And earlier that day, I had put in some old Parmesan ranch cheese spread. Oh what a lovely smell that made!

So, hubby finished up with the bath while I investigated garbage disposals and possibly sinks to replace. We decided instead of calling our home warranty company (which totally came in useful this past November when our A/C and Heating unit called it quits) and paying $100 for someone to come out on the weekend, that we would just replace it ourselves.

We prepared for the worse because every other "little" project around this house has turned into a 3 day project.

Hubby went to our neighborhood Lowe's where we have already spent Little Man's college fund and bought a new and deeper sink (our old one was only 5 inches deep and could barely hold a cup and a plate and a fork for that matter) with a new garbage disposal.

While I cleaned up all the cleaning products that were under the sink (ironic, huh), he worked like any amateur plumber would...


Then, we crossed our fingers and hoped that everything would run smoothly. While he worked feverishly, I supervised...


Yes, that's a delicious piece of strawberry shortcake. Yes, I offered him some, but he didn't want any.

Amazingly enough, we only had to return to Lowe's for one additional part - new plumbing PVC pipe that we couldn't/wouldn't dare reuse. Now, we have a lovely new sink to match our kick-ass faucet and a quiet garbage disposal (it helps that the new sink actually has noise reduction pads).

5 comments:

Jude said...

What a man! (with a crack!)Home improvements - aaaahhhhh what fun :)

Wenderina said...

You are like Marie Antoinette - Let them (I mean me) eat cake...

Too funny girl.

KiKi said...

BWHAAAHAAAHAA

That "cracked" me up.

Sorry, couldn't resist. Also sorry about your disposal. That sucks!

Isdihara said...

Since everyone ahead of me has made wise-CRACKS, hee, hee...

I have to ask, how did you teach Little Man A to take such priceless photos? He's not quite 18 months old -- that boy's a genius with a prize-winning photographic eye! :-D

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Too funny!