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The One About the Kitchen Faucet

Monday, October 15, 2007

The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store. 
~Frank McKinney Hubbard

That quote was me this weekend.  B and I returned the cooktop stove that I bought a month ago because the pilot lights won’t stay lit if more than one burner is turned on.  I like to cook more than one thing at a time, thank-you-very-much.

Unfortunately, Home Depot didn’t have the cooktop in stock, so now I have to wait two more weeks before it comes in.  Blaaaah. I miss my stove.

I also missed my faucet.  When B had his accident, I wasn’t thinking and was trying to break up a package of frozenFaucet vegetables to put on the swelling on his head and I ended up snapping off the faucet handle. 

So yesterday I went to Home Depot and bought a new faucet.  After getting back to my house, B and I realized that I was missing some plumber’s putty so we ended up hitting Meijer on the way back from his aunt’s house (we were invited there for dinner).  B had a 2,100 word paper due for his online class, so I set out to un-install my old kitchen faucet and re-install my new one on my own (I’m handy like that).

I got the old one out, put putty where putty should go and put the new one in, added the rubber washer and the brass washer and the brass locking thread, then used the screws to secure the washers.  It was then time to connect the pipe threads to the wall pipes.  Yeah, the connections don’t fit so now I have to go back to Home Depot and get a connection that fits them.  Fun fun.  Hopefully I’ll be able to finish this tonight.

Just call me Ms. Handy-Woman.

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