Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The new house feeling is suddenly wearing off. I stayed home today for an appointment with a plumber to replace two of the four spigots on our house, and after three hours, some banging and drilling, discovering that my dishwasher drain is rigged with duck tape (yes, folks, tape) and said duck tape catching on fire ever-so-briefly-- our water refused to come back on. I had to call the water authority to turn it off at the street so that the plumber could take apart the main water valve coming into the house and drive to the plumbing supply place to pick up another one. It was fabulous. At least he fixed the kitchen sink while we waited for the water authority. sheesh.