20060921 - after the retina appointment - 0665 - dye made Carolyn's pee day-glo yellowJust wanted to get that off my shelf shoulder chest. The plumbers were just here yesterday, to fix multiple dripping sinks, and install a new faucet in the bathroom. I didn’t have them replace the shower-head, since I thought it would be easy. And the next thing I know, the entire bathtub spout falls off. And our shower comes out of the bathtub spout (there is a kind with a shower-head adapter on the bottom, it’s common enough to be sold at Home Depot). Attempts to hook the shower directly to the pipe coming out of the wall turned out to be quite leaky, and Home Depot can’t find a replacement hose because they have rearranged the store in the last 2 weeks. So I got a new faucet… Can I get it on a rusty pipe? A lifetime of past experiences predicts I will waste an hour of my time and get zero out of it. Already been to Home Depot twice today.

At least, as of the plumbers coming yeterday, we can have hot water in the bathroom, use our spray gun again, use the dishwasher, and washer/dryer again, and don’t need 3 different buckets for leaks.   But now — there’s no way to take a shower!  The 2nd shower is operationa, but it needs a re-tiling/grouting, because the water just runs into the wall instead of the drain.  We took one shower with it, once, to test it out, and since then it has been “storage for potentially wet items” (post-camping camping gear goes here sometimes, or coolers).  Right now, we have that shower, and then a bathtub, with no shower head, no shower pipe, and no faucet — just a pipe sticking out of the wall. Ghetto.