Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I'm a plumber!

And a semi-successful one, at that. :)

Last night our kitchen sink stopped draining. Not only did it stop draining, dirty water started bubbling up in the second sink in an alarming manner. And everything under the sink got sprayed with said dirty water at an amazing velocity.

Needless to say, the dishes did not get washed last night.

So this morning I called up my father-in-law to find out whether I ought to take it apart myself, or if I should call a plumber. He encouraged me to take it apart, pointing out that if I DID break it, the worst that could happen is that I'd need to call a plumber. Ah. Well.

So I took it apart, and I think I understand why plumbers get paid so stinkin' much. The operative word being "stinkin'". Gross.

But the happy part is that I didn't have to pay the plumber, because our pipes are now put back together and they only leak a VERY little bit. :)


Amber said...

Good for you!!! That's much better than the day I managed to fix the garbage disposal :-)

I agree with you - mucking around with pipes is slimy, stinky work. Definitely not something I would want to do everyday!

Dy said...

Good for you! Isn't that a wonderful feeling? We've decided that the plumbers get paid for the gross factor, and electricians get paid not to be so grouchy for having to crawl about in the attic. That's it. The rest can be done by mere laymen. :-) YAY you!!