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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Ms. Fix-it

I am the fix-it around our house. J gets too frustrated too quickly to do most home improvement or repair projects. He's of the If It Doesn't Fit MAKE IT School of home repair. I frown on this method. (Although I must admit that his penchant for hitting computers seems to get errant hardware working.)

That is why when the disposal was clogged with potato peels (don't ask) on Monday night, I was the one who borrowed a drain snake from my dad on Wednesday. I released the trap, with a bucket below to catch the mess, and snaked that pipe! It was dirty only in the most literal sense of the word.

The good news:

I did it! I fixed it! A sense of accomplishment all around.


The bad news:


Thursday during a Very Important Meeting at work I got a call from my house husband that I could not answer (VIM.) He called back twice more in a row. Since I couldn't leave to take the call I instant messengered J's friend, who called him and told J to get on IM to communicate with me (this would have been easier had J not voluntarily given up his cell phone last year.)

"The Dishwasher is broken," he entered. "What happened?" I asked.

Long story short, smoke started billowing out of the washer. Hmm. This is probably beyond my Huxtable-like skills of home repair.

Score 1 for me and a drain snake.


Score 1 for the appliances and the repair guy who is coming today.

The best news is that we have options when it comes to affording new appliances.

4 comments:

La Yen said...

That is an amazing price, especially if she is potty-trained. (We paid almost that much for one that wasn't)

Kiki said...

BUSTED! and DA-YAM!

AzĂșcar said...

Yay! We didn't have to get a new washer. We paid 37.50 to have a guy tell us (me) that a "bean or a bread-tie" could have momentarily gotten stuck.

Hooray!

LuckyRedHen said...

My front door doesn't blow open with the wind after tonight. I borrowed a rotary hone and grinded/ground the plate to get the thingy to work. Very technical and I am proud too.

Maybe I'll get you a tool belt for your birthday ;o)