Saturday, March 28, 2009

I. am. not. my. father..... (or a plumber either)

Mom: "Would you please get the plunger and work on the kitchen drain?"

Mom: "Well, I brought it in, so maybe later."

(I always do stuff she suggests. I think I won't... but I do. So at 11:20 a full three hours after she went to bed, I began my "plunge" into the dark side of home repair. I plunged, I boiled water; I dipped water; I removed pieces of goo and clog; I stopped up the other side that DID drain. THEN I "googled" it on Wikihow. Oh... mix equal parts of baking soda and vinegar. Yeah.. That was fun, but nada, zip, zilch. Boiling water. Okay. That made more to dip. By this time I had seven huge tupperware bowls of water and sludge. Finally... I decided to remove the trap/hookie thing under the sink. Wikihow said it could be done "easily and often with the bare hand." Uh... it can be partially removed easily with bare hands. The boiling water sizzled and spurted out of it... I finally couldn't re-attach it. I played out the morning's conversation and didn't much like the way it sounded in my head. Um.. yeah, I called my son at 2:45, and he just went home at 3:57. He gave up, too, but he did reattach the trap/crook thingie and tell me I'm checked off of Wikihow... No, really? I left Mom a note that said:

"Call the plumber." So, sorry... no "pink Saturday" post for me... But I'll spare you what color my post could be.... haahahahahaha....


Becky K. said...


Can't imagine.

Gary said...

I read several of your posts and must say, you have a tasteful, interesting site.

I enjoyed the pictures, which reminded both my wife and I of our home-towns on the east coast of Canada.

Once again, a very interesting site. I invite you to visit my site at

All the best,

Gary & Jo Ann

Allidink said...

LOL oh well. What an interesting story!

All the best,

Lisa said...

Goodness Gayla. Stay away from that stuff!!! I started working on that old beautiful wallpaper. I'm a little heart sick over it. Kinda like you were with the little border you painted in your sitting room. My heart is a little sad. I thought I liked change. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm not sure I ever shared the story about Kevin. He was cute in a goofy sort of way. I wished I could've liked him. He would've treated me like a queen forever, no doubt about it. I put the finishing touch on it tonight to post tomorrow morning. Did you guys have spring break?? Or is it Easter break?