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Monday, June 23, 2014

Sweetman the Plumber-Man

Yesterday morning, around 7:30 AM, the Sweetman decided to replace our spicket in the kitchen right before I had to go into The Salon.

He had watched a YouTube video on how to do it. He even bought the suggested tools to use. 

So under our sink he went.

'Get me a paper towel.'


"Get me a bucket!"

"Oh shit!"

"I'm telling you, monkeys must've put this damn thing in."

The suggested tools he bought prooved to be useless under the sink. The instructional video made it look easy-peasy to remove it. But the poor Sweetnan was literally doing circus contortions trying to get the darned thing out.

So he resorted to the old mighty hacksaw and me holding the old spicket in place. I thought for sure one of us was going to lose a finger or even a hand. But twenty minutes later the only thing that fell into the kitchen sink was the old spicket.

Another twenty minutes of struggling and a few more cuss words ...  and TaDa!

Our new spicket! And I'm glad it's over.

This morning, I managed to type 608 new words exactly on Killer Stilettos, even though I'm dealing with a barometric pressure headache. 

I worked on it for two hours. But not without laying down twice. These headaches really get in the way. I've taken Tylenol and Benedryl. 

I pray to be like my sunflower. It stays tall no matter what comes its way. It should bloom soon. So should Killer Stilettos.

I hope everyone has a Happy Monday and week. I'll be getting ready for work soon. Hoping to visit blogs in between heads of hair later.

Tomorrow, I'll be with my daughters. Number 5 is expecting her first baby come August 22nd. So no writing tomorrow. It will be a day of organizing and cleaning her place for me. 

See everyone on Friday when I Celebrate the Small Stuff.

Hugs and chocolate!


  1. Glad you got some words typed.
    Repairs are never as easy as they say. It always requires twice the time, tools, and aggravation.

    1. He was sweatier doing that than when he washes the car.

  2. Home projects are SUCH FUN....Yeah, right? Lol.... But at least you saved a bundle on a plumber.

    YAY for over 600 words!!!

    I get barometric pressure headaches too... they are NOT FUN....Have you tried the Walgreens for severe sinus and allergy headaches. IT works great for the pressure. I take 1/2 of a pill and lasts me most of the day. DON'T take the recommended two tablets, you'll get knocked out. LOL.

    Congrats on the new grand baby.....

    1. I love the Florida sun but not the humidity.

  3. I'd be cursing up a storm if I even tried that.

  4. Shelly, I hate putting in new plumbing hardware. UGH. Sometimes previous plumbers or wanna be's use glue. WTF? Glad he got it done. Looks good.

    Yay on the words. Always a cause for celebration.

    Funny, I was telling my husband just this morning that the weather flinging these high/low pressure systems through have started more migraines for me in the past 2 months than I've had in the past two years. Sheesh. Usually if I use a sinus pressure decongestant and a couple of ibuprofen I can head them off before they reach a migraine stage. Takes a lot out of you doesn't it?

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

    1. Since I have Hashaimoto's I can't take anything but Benedryl.

  5. My dad could fix anything. He built all of our homes when I was a kid--did EVERYTHING himself. I learned almost nothing in spite of his attempts to teach me.

    1. My hubby can fix certain things. But dad can fix anything like your dad.

  6. You're so lucky that Sweetman got the job done. And the new spicket looks fab!

  7. That was my husband back in the winter! We had leaky faucet in the bathroom--it drove him nuts. So, he decided to replace it. He did, with same amount of swearwords, and a few injuries and one burn on the arm. And a leak that got worse One lesson learned, you don't mess with plumbing unless you really know how to do it. The leak was fixed and so was the new faucet!
    Good for you with the writing! Have a good day, Shelly!

  8. I have tasted the agony of plumbing...

    Hail Sweetman!

  9. Those jobs are never as easy as you think they're going to be.

    Glad you got some writing done.

    1. I have to admit, he had me nervous with the hacksaw.

  10. Under the sink jobs are back breakers. He deserves a hug.

  11. Your hubby sounds like mine. He doesn't ever like to call in a professional to do something. Oh no not when he has duck tape and silicone! :) Hope you feel better soon!

  12. It sounds like whatever your Sweetman saw on the TV program must have worked. Only twenty minutes. Wow.


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