Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Making Do

I often feel as if the physical world is against me. I try to wander through life but every time I think I can get ahead, the proverbial "other shoe" drops. I'm feeling that right now.
The kitchen sink is draining at a drip. It was kind of slow all summer, but application of Liquid Plummer kept it open. There's been a leak under the sink where pipes meet and I felt that just needed a judicious application of caulk to stop it. I have problems squeezing a caulking gun right now so I haven't been able to do that.

Well, last week, the sink slowed to what I can only think is a drip drain. It's impossible, under those conditions, to get dishes done. So, I've resorted to washing them in the bathroom sink. For the most part, it's okay. I have to plan what I want to eat so that the items needed to cook supper can fit in the sink. I have scrubbed some pans in the tub but it's hard on my knees to be kneeling over the tub to wash the dishes.

At the end of the month, I need to call a plumber. I have this feeling that this isn't a simple rod out the line. And, in order to do that, the pipes under the sink have to be disassembled because you can't get a snake down the mouth of the drain. I have a bonus coming at the end of the month. We got no raises this year, period, but that's a rant for another post. I will use some of that to hire a plumber to fix this.

In the meantime, I keep on keeping on. Some times I get so tired of that, just existing and making do.

Beverage:  Earl Gray tea


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