Thursday, April 10, 2008

Step on back...

...'cause I'm just about ready to spit.

Today's work on the bathroom was just short of worthless. And I got up before 6AM for it. It included multiple trips to Lowe's which really wasted a ton of time, but we ran into problem after problem. The wiring got done, the drywall on the walls is finally done, the medicine cabinet is up...and that's it. The frickin' hot water pipe is leaking very slowly at the brand new shut off valve. What. The. Frick?! Hours spent between running to buy something to stop it, but on it goes. Why? Why the hell is it leaking? There's nothing complicated about putting it together. it can only go on one way. Screw the valve onto the pipe. That's it. We bought a new valve thinking maybe the other new valve was defective. Nope. That white tape stuff was put on the threads without effect. Some pipe gunk was put on that we were assured would take care of the problem. Still the water is seeping out. There's are only two parts involved. It has to be the pipe coming out of the wall. Right? 'Cept we're going to have to pull the frickin', frickin', frickin' Wainscoting back off to get to it. Gah! If that pipe isn't the problem, I can't even imagine what it could be...

I feel so bad for my father who is doing this all for nothing and is, I'm sure, sick to death of spending his days here. At least he's only here 3 days a week. I just can't do a Monday morning at 6 and Fridays I need to do my running before my weekend of work. I feel like I haven't really been off for weeks.

I have been amused to hear him talking while he's working. His sarcasm and his manner of speaking attest to where I get it (although he doesn't curse nearly as much as I would if it were me running into all these problems). Little things he says when he's talking to himself makes me say, "Wow, he sounds just like me" except I guess it would be me sounding just like him. I never really noticed it before. I guess because my adult relationship with him for 14 years was running the sub shop he owned. This was done straight from my teens so we never really established an adult relationship. It's pretty cool right now.

2 comments:

Rhonda said...

oh frustrating frustrating frustrating
hoping you find the solution and so sorry for all the extra work now.

Baby John's Crib said...

What is it about home repairs? It seems this is the case with anything we try to do. It's never easy.