Sunday, April 6, 2008

The joys of home ownership

Some days, it feels like having a house is having a never ending sequence of things to fix.

Yesterday, I went to take a shower. Pretty easy, right? Except when it isn't - like when you turn on the cold water tap and have nothing come out. Now, I like a hot shower, but there are limits!

So I call a plumber I know, and he tells me that it should be pretty easy to take apart the faucet, pull out the cartridge, and get a replacement part from my local supplier. Right. Easy.

A few hours later, with much foul language going through my mind, I gave up. I told Mrs. Spit when she got home that I was about to blow a gasket, and that doesn't count the damage to the tub!

So, it now appears that I might be in the market for a new faucet for my tub. No biggie, right? Did I mention that my tub is an old claw-foot tub? Yeah, it is - and they don't sell faucets for them at Home Depot! A week to order one in from a local plumbing supply store. Nice options available online even! From the states, with shipping...

I'm just glad I can shower at my gym in the mornings! Course, I went and bought flip-flops to wear while doing so. Athlete's foot is NOT my friend!

1 comment:

Mrs. Spit said...

Well, I totally appreciate how hard you worked to fix this!