May 8th, 2021

Faucet install day

I'm waiting for Amazon to deliver us a new kitchen faucet.  Good news and bad news there.  The good news is that we'll have a better faucet that isn't having problems.  The bad news is that when it gets here I need to install it.  Not ridiculously difficult, just upside down work.  I had enough of that when I had my sailboat which seemed to have anything hard to fix below decks where I'd have to hang down and do the work.  I've replaced faucets before and they make it easy.  So maybe this will be also.  Fingers crossed.

Other than that nothing happening today.  I already went on a Zoewalk and shot some hoops (my latest attempt to keep my arthritic shoulder loosened up) and went to the grocery place.  I had to shop today to get canadian bacon so I can make eggs benedict.  Mother's day is the excuse for that.  We both love it and I've gotten so it is not much of a chore but we don't have it often as it is basically like eating half a stick of butter and four or five egg yokes.  But it is good and it pleases Julia Child.

I've just learned that my younger of two sons and his wife completed their second round of THE vaccine so I'm breathing a little easier now.  The two of them were careful but still.  My elder son is a psychologist practicing in bipolar and schizophrenic (and, therefore, substance abuse) therapy so he got his shots early.  We're covered.  I can't imagine how I'd react were something to happen to them.

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It's never the install that's hard

It is getting the old one off.  That was painful.  Stripped the phillips head screw that held the thing on but fortunately the screw was also set to match a socket I had on hand and I used the wrench to get it started.  Upside down.  And backwards.  In heels.  Me and Ginger.

The new one went on with no problems and no leaks.  It is nice:

Now we can more easily put Toby in the sink for his bath
Now we can more easily put Toby in the sink for his bath

A $90 kitchen improvement.  And I'm recovered from all the twisting and shoulder wrenching.  Should be good for a while.