Life's Unending Little Curves & Crises

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    May 11, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
    So last Friday morning we were about to go down to Key West, which I've posted about here with pics. But my partner was pulling some plastic bags out from under the kitchen sink, to put our shoes into for our luggage, when he said to me: "These are all wet!"

    OK, we don't have time for this I told him, we leave in 2 hours, we'll deal with it when we get back. Nothing is actively leaking right now. But he's panicking, and I'm trying to calm him down. We have more important things to do. Priorities, my love! I will handle this in due time. Relax!

    When we get back 3 days later and I have time I discover the garbage disposal unit has ruptured, and is spraying water when it runs. OK, that's easy. I've installed those things myself.

    But we have a friend who's better qualified with these matters than me, so I delegated it to him when his schedule permits. But go myself to Homo Depot to buy a new disposer, for him to install. For 3 days we couldn't run the dishwasher, which drains into the disposer, dirty dishes everywhere. It's finally running right now as I type this.

    We have a lovely life, but we also get more unexpected curves thrown at us than I could list here. Things sure are rarely tranquil for us, that's for certain.

    How about you guys? Is your life a roller coaster ride like ours mostly is, or always all smooth sailing?
  • commoncoll

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    May 12, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    I like to sail smoothly on the roller coasters of life.
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    May 12, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    THere's. ALWAYS. Something....
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    May 12, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    Pato599 saidTHere's. ALWAYS. Something....


    preaching to the mutha effing choir!
  • Webster666

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    May 12, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    With things around the house, everything's smooth sailing. But, then, I've replaced all of the plumbing.
    Health-wise, it's always something...
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    May 12, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    Sometimes I get so far bogged down in recursive problems that I can't remember what I'm buying the part to fix the tool to fix the implement to fix the vehicle to fix the instrument to do.
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    May 12, 2011 5:27 AM GMT
    in the space of 2 weeks, i have not been paid- hr fault, been in a car accident, and had an injusy at work..... The bf and i are drifting further and further apart and it feels like my life which was previously swell is now coming apart at the seems
  • barriehomeboy

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    May 12, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    You're my new best friend. We've chatted briefly here and there, but that story consodilated our friendship. How lucky you are to have someone to sail through life with, even with the spats. You live the gay life I aspire.to.
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    May 12, 2011 12:11 PM GMT
    I'm betting it's more likely the hose clamps are loose and need tightened.
    Or the gasket needs replaced.



    Rarely does a disposal tank rupture or crack.
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    May 12, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    We had a new garbage disposal installed yesterday. How about moving to DC so you would be on-call for future home repair projects? Seriously, life always throws up glitches to my best-laid plans. Perhaps that will end when I finally move into assisted living!
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 12, 2011 1:09 PM GMT
    I really don't have too many issues in my life that interrups "smooth sailing" so to speak.. it does happen and you deal with it, reasonably and don't freak.

    Tough situation there Bob, in my house I can shut off all water sources (both hot and cold water) from one source in my mechanical room. I just would have made sure all was shut off in connection with the kitchen sink until it could be checked carefully. Not a good homecoming, but hope the trip was nice otherwise.

    I enjoyed my trip two weeks ago to West Palm Beach... always enjoy our conferences in Florida.

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    May 14, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    Called my longtime hunky plumber to find out after he tore the ceiling open that one of the Copper pipes had a pin leak,, (green spot on the pipe confirmed location) and he had to tap off both ends and replace the pipe.


    Even if you are just remotely 'handy' you may want to keep a few of these around.
    Simple to install, totally removable and fast to fix!

    Most Lowe's or HomoDepot carry them.icon_wink.gif

    http://www.sharkbite.com/

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    May 14, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    ahh good ole Shark Bite connectors. Allows electricians to think they're plumbers, lol.
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    May 14, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    Scoff if you want, but it saves you the cost of calling a plumber out in the middle of the night


    ...and I am a plumber! but one who takes care of his customers, not rip them off!