Saturday, April 25, 2009

They say it happens in threes....

And I believe it....Thursday, Harold discovered that the toilet was leaking. Okay that is ONE. Yesterday, Jacob called to advise that the Jeep broke down on him. Luckily it was on base, but it was still 8 miles from his quarters and he is leaving today to go to LA for 3 weeks for training. That is TWO.

Our neighbor's son-in-law, Danny, is a plumber so he came and took the toilet apart and luckily he is pretty sure that just the wax seal needed to be replaced, however, since we planned to replace it with a taller toilet when we had the bahroom redone (once we get the money, shower leaks, but that is another story, no longer using it - using hall bathroom), we decided to go ahead and replace it now, since the old one was off and it needed some of its guts replaced anyway. So, Danny came back this morning to go with us to the store to get the new toilet and guts for the hall toilet (which also needed to be replaced). Well, before going I decided to ask him if he would also replace the sprayer in the kitchen as it does not work, when looking at it we discovered that when you turn the water on and then squeeze the sprayer, no water comes out of the sprayer (which was the problem), but now when you release the sprayer the water does not revert back to the faucet and it took us awhile to get it going again, so we decided to replace the whole thing. So that is THREE. Which actually made me happy as I never like that faucet anyway.

So, now I have a new kitchen faucet, I like it however, with all the new water saving features everything has now, I don't care for the water pressure it puts out, but I don't think that would be any different with any others, so I'll have to get use to it....I got one of the ones where the faucet and sprayer are all-in-one and also included a soap dispenser, which is where the sprayer use to be. It was a 3-hole, so we put a cap in the 3rd hole. The new toilet is in and working perfectly - Yeah! My arthritic knees are going to love that higher seating. They started to put the new part in the hall bath, but it was the wrong size or something, so Danny and DH have run to the store again to get the right part. Thank God for good neighbors.

So hopefully, that will be the only problems for awhile...three is enough. Can't wait to get my master bathroom redone and usable again (well at least the toilet is now usable again). We are going to have it completely retiled with a nicer tile, new linoleum and painted, but first we have to save up the money for that as it is very, very costly, so that won't be anytime soon. Oh yes, Jacob, just had the Jeep towed back to his quarters parking lot and will just get it repaired when he returns, one friend of his thought it might be the starter, as they couldn't even jump start it, another thinks that because the battery connectors were so corroded that it might just need to be cleaned or the battery replace, so he will find out about that when he returns.

Thank goodness, I have a dinner date planned with some of my non-red hat friends (yes, I do have some of those as well). We try to get together at least once every other month as once a month seems impossible. At the very least we try to get together for each others birthday month...there are 6 of us and we usually manage to get at least 4 of us that are free at the same we got 5....Lydia has not joined us for a long time and made it in Feb. and this time. Gayle had to cancel at the last minute as she had been very busy and I think Mary said she either had to work today or go in tomorrow, so something had to give and we were it. Oh well, we will catch her next time. She and Mary are the hardest ones to find a Fri. or Sat that is free and they get home too late during the week to do it then.

UPDATE: Danny came back over and we discovered a tiny sliver of charcoal had come thru the tube and was blocking the water flow right at the flow restrictor and once that was removed the flow did increase and is perfect now...SO now I LOVE my new faucet.

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