June 29th, 2018

Water Day

The plumber is promised to be here between noon and 2. My fingers are crossed that he will have it fixed in 5 minutes and be apologizing for having to charge for an hour. I will be happy to have it fixed and not only have water in the kitchen again BUT also be able to get all the crap off the hall floor and put everything back where it belongs.


I tried a new (to me) frozen dinner thing last night. Turns out Smart Choice is not a smart choice for me. Happily, I had some Stouffers options in the freezer as well. I'm a Stouffer's girl all the way. Sadly, Stouffers is losing freezer real estate in the stores these days to healthy, tasteless choices. If I wanted to eat healthily which I absolutely care nothing about, I sure wouldn't be going to the freezer section for processed choices. Grrrrrrr

Outside of plumbing, I'm not sure what's going to happen today. It doesn't feel like a sewing day. I should/might get out and take a walk around the neighborhood. I need to make a mini Costco run. I got some potatoes there last time that were just delicious and I want more. And today is really the last day that makes sense for three weeks. Holiday/weekend crowds make it not fun and then my brother is here... hmmm maybe I'll just go to Costco at 10 today when it opens. Hmmm. Good plan. I can park over by the gas pumps and so get a nice walk in as well as potatoes. And capers. I need to make a list.

And that 2018 kitchen water tragedy is over...

The plumber lady said on Wednesday after I explained that I'd been sandbagged more than once with promises and backing out, that the earliest she could have someone her was Friday. "But I can guarantee you that I will have someone there on Friday between 12 and noon."

11:50 the phone rings. "We're going to have to move that appointment. We could do it Saturday but we'd have to charge for weekend work. I do have an opening on Monday. He'll try to get there today but he might not be able to."

I honestly was not all that pleasant to her.

The regular building manager is out and the substitute seemed like a nice guy when I was down there to pick up a package so I went down to see him. On the way, in the elevator, I ran into the guys working on the unit that had the fire. I tried to hire them. They declined - legal reasons.

Saleem was in the office and I explained my sad sad story. He offered to come look at it. He found the lose bolt and tightened it and all was fixed. Seriously. He spent 5 minutes here but most of that was showing me which bolt it was and testing one more time to make sure.

Water in the kitchen. No leaks.

So here's what happened next.

1. I wrote an effusive email to his boss.
2. I forwarded a copy to Saleem with a thank you note on top.
3. I called the other plumber and said "This is Susan Dennis. Please cancel my appointment." I hung up so fast, she called me back "We got cut off". No, we did not.

My kitchen is all put back together now. Hallefuckinloooyah.

Oh I just got the nicest note back from Saleem's boss. She allowed as how he was new and they were thrilled to hear such a lovey report. So YEAH!

And now, I can move on with my life.

I did go to Costco and secured more of those great potatoes. And got capers. And two other things. And a nice, long, walk. And I got the car washed.

And I did all the laundry and put it all away.

I'm taking the rest of the day off.