Thursday, January 25, 2007

Earning Mechanical Points

The husband has officially earned a mass of mechanical points this past week. For a few weeks now our garbage disposal has been on the fritz, since a glass broke in the sink. After the sink backed up and I started to refuse to do dishes the husband finally broke out his tool box.

He was so cute. He walked into the kitchen with his red toolbox ready to do battle with the pipes and garbage disposal. Never mind the fact that he has never worked on plumbing before. He did go in knowing that there was a reset switch, thanks to Logoann but it turned out to be more complicated than that. I think his general plan was just to take it all apart and maybe it would magically work.

After about 1/2 hour he walked out dejected and claimed that we would need to call a plumber. Knowing that timeliness was of the essence (I had to keep him interested in fixing it before all hope was lost) I suggested looking up fixing garbage disposals on Google. (Funny it never occurred to the husband to look up the issue on the internet, even though he is on the web all day.) I showed him a web site on fixing a blocked disposal and he bravely went back into battle.

After hearing some very strange and at times scary noises in the kitchen, the husband triumphed over the evil disposal and won the day and I now have a working disposal again! Woo hoo! The joys of home ownership!


  • Ahh, a commendable accomplishment! I hope he was rewarded with something nice.

    By Blogger Zegi, at 8:58 AM  

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