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Replacement

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Things stop working. But in five years? I replaced the sink and faucet less than five years ago. Bastards! Planned obsolescence. But… damn. The water pressure was a trickle. I checked everything including the metal filter. No dice. Take a chance? Maybe it wasn’t the faucet’s fault? I hated to get a new faucet. Damn, again. Meanwhile you can’t get the damn faucet out without taking the sink out. Yeah. No big deal. Wrong! It was a freakin’ nightmare. But, we got it done. Caulked. No leak. Tidy. And… the water runs just fine. I hate it when things break early and for no reason. I wonder what a plumber would have charged? Hey! They gotta feed their kids too!


Humor

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It’s complicated. ATT&T lets me add members of the family to my phone plan. They don’t even have to have the same area code. There was a promotion – get an iPhone at deep discount, add a line (Lee). Colleen got a new iPhone (upgrade). Done. Lee had a locked phone with Walmart. This created a problem! We solved it with a “work around.” Jane lost her iPhone a few days later. She was incommunicado for nearly a week. ??? there is no such thing as a long distance cell call. Just borrow a phone. I solved her problem by making her an authorized user. She could get a new phone 1,2,3. Nope, she was out of touch for a week. No friends? What?! She’s back in the fold once again. She did finally surface.

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Meanwhile, Colleen decided to make Cheerio xmas tree treats. Kids? Adults don’t eat that stuff. They didn’t. She did. So? She’s a kid, naturally.

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And our new dishwasher leaked. I had a devil of a time finding from where – which pipe? It’s dark and cramped under the sink! Among the things soaked were the garbage bags. Throw them out?! Nah! Colleen said it was against the principle of saving the earth. Remember there’s a plastic island twice the size of Texas in the ocean…. If you aren’t laughing by now, you need a better sense of humor check up.


Help

We have water with minerals. Who doesn’t? And, it stains the porcelain in the toilet. The brown ring makes us look like poor housekeepers. As a guy I can ignore small things. We’re clean. Period. But, well, Colleen has been embarrassed. She has tried to clean the stains without success. It took a while but I have finally replaced the bowls. I did it with a little help from Ray. Later on Ray was not so anxious to cooperate. Meanwhile, Colleen has the ground floor toilet fixture she always wanted. …when you gotta go, you gotta go.