Thursday, March 16, 2006

When will this nightmare end?

OMG!!! Tonight I was doing the dishes when I realized the water in the sink (yes, THAT sink) wasn't draining. I ran the disposal for about 2 seconds --and, nothing, the water was still there. Now, I may have a couple of faults, but I'm a VERY fast learner. I turned off the water, put the rubber gloves down, and backed slowly away from the sink. I then tried to use the other sink in the kitchen, the one with the faucet that needs to be replaced. The faucet that needed to be replaced in 1994, probably. Would you believe that the disposal in THAT sink doesn't work? I know, I know, it boggles the mind. So I grabbed the phone, threw it at Mr. Minivan, told him he could call the landlord, and exited the kitchen. I'm almost to the point where I would welcome the locusts.


Ellen said...

There's no place like home, wherever that is!!!!!!!

Crankybro said...

Come back Marta - these are all omens!

The Big Squay said...

I've got two excellent suggestions for books about your predicament:

1. Day of the Locust by Nathanael West.A "Novel by Nathanael West about the savagery lurking beneath the Hollywood dream."

2. Dare to Repair Plumbing (Check Amazon). Some key words for the book are clevis strap, main water supply valve, shank washer, lubricating spray, gas control knob.

Clevis strap?