?

Log in

entries friends calendar profile Previous Previous Next Next
new sink! - Karen's Musings
Random Rambling
estherchaya
estherchaya
new sink!
Yesterday, Danny came to deal with some plumbing issues. He removed a radiator in the basement which was too close to the wall for us to be able to rip out the icky-faux-brick paneling and put drywall up. So he pulled it out (easier said than done) and will put it back together if possible after we're done with whatever we're doing down there. He also disconnected the plumbing to the sink in the second "kitchen" in the basment so we can rip that out and make things less icky in that room so that when we're ready to have E demolish the walls in the TV Room/Guest Room, we'll have a place to put all the stuff that's in there. Those are two rather dull jobs that don't show a lot of difference at this point, but they were necessary in order to be able to begin making the basement less dungeon-like, so it's a good thing.

BUT! EVEN BETTER THAN ALL THAT! He installed a new sink for us. It's a HUGE single sink instead of our old double sink (which was rotten because it was like having two tiny sinks, so it was useless. AND since he was installing the sink ANYWAY, he installed a garbage disposal!!!! And a new faucet. With a separate hose/sprayer/thingy. And the sink is deep enough and the faucet is high enough that I don't have to go through weird maneuvers to get the Brita Pitcher under the sink!

Ohmigosh I'm so excited. I don't know what happened to me that I can be this excited about a sink, but I am THRILLED! Between that and the dishwasher (soon to be 2 dishwashers) and am much closer to having a space I can stand in that kitchen! Whew.

Sunday is a big appliance day. Our new washer and dryer is being delivered and the old ones taken away, of course. We didn't get the super-duper-whoopie model because that cost a ridiculous amount of money so even though I reeeeeally wanted it, we didn't get it. But we got a pretty nice model. AND our fleishig dishwasher arrives the same day!! So happy. We'll be in appliance heaven. Go us!

E is coming on Sunday to rip out the kitchen downstairs. And then the fun begins!!

Tags: , ,
Current Mood: ecstatic ecstatic

19 comments or Leave a comment
Comments
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: June 29th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Domestic godess freakazoid. You sound like me, all excited over appliances and home improvements. Oh, wait, you are me!!

I wish I could get over being cranked at Danny to have him back. I told you I paid him and said nothing about being overcharged, but obviously I am not over it. He also got paint on my master bedroom carpeting when he came to touch up. I have even started fishing around for a new handyman, no success yet. We have purchased a new bathroom fan for the hall because the current one sounds like a jet taking off. I need someone to install it.

I get weighed in today, and I feel like a solid :(




estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 29th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can understand your crankiness with Danny. Fortunately, we haven't had too much reason to get cranky with him and he's really come through for us a lot. But if I'd had your experience, I'd have been cranky too, and probalby wouldn't be over it.

FYI, I bet Seth could install the bathroom fan. He installed on in our old house, I think. As long as it's just replacing an existing fan. You want I should ask him?
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: June 29th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't want to bother Seth with that, and yes it is simply replacing an old one....but thank you for the offer :)

I wish I could get over my crankiness, it's childish.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 29th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I shot him an email anyway. If it's something he can do, I'm sure it wouldn't be a bother.
sethcohen From: sethcohen Date: June 29th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's something I can do. It's not a bother.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: June 29th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can totally see why you'd be excited about a sink. I have a weekly chavrusa and we are going through the big pink Artscroll book on kashrus. At our last meeting, we were in the chapter that talks about issues related to washing dishes, and as we discussed some of the practical stuff I found myself thinking of the things I don't like about my sink. :S
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 29th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have an artscroll book on kashrus, but it is not big and pink.

Now I shall have to go searching.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: June 29th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the book by Rabbi Forst, if that makes any difference. The cover is dark pink.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 29th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, that's the one I've got. I hadn't realized it was pink.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: June 29th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe it's just the slipcover that's pink ...
yarbiedoll From: yarbiedoll Date: June 29th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very cool! I know you'll enjoy the upgrades to your kitchen(s)! Are you eliminating the kitchen downstairs altogether, or just ripping stuff out to remodel?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 29th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
we're eliminating the downstairs kitchen all together.

Hey, aren't you guys coming to town this weekend? Did you figure out your schedule yet? I'm not going to be out of town and we'd love to see you!
yarbiedoll From: yarbiedoll Date: June 29th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK, I kinda gathered that you might be reclaiming that space for other purposes. You've got alot of good area to work with down there, from what I remember. Should be (work and) fun!

We are coming to town this weekend, and as far as I know, we've got Sunday afternoon/evening completely free. We should definitely plan to get together. :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 29th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
you want to come over for an early dinner and some games??
yarbiedoll From: yarbiedoll Date: June 29th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely! Sounds like fun.. uh.. agh! I may have spoken too soon! drmellow is on the phone saying, "Blah blah ..."

Cripes. I'll have to get back to you. Actually, I will have drmellow get back to you on this. Apparently, he knows things I don't.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 29th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
okay.

easy enough.
drmellow From: drmellow Date: June 29th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it turns out Sunday afternoon/evening will probably be the only time we'll be able to see my brother when he's not busy being a rock-n-roll star. We're not coming back 'till Monday afternoon, so if you guys have Monday off, maybe we can get together for an Independance Day lunch?

If not, I'll see what I can do to re-shuffle Sunday possibilities....
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 29th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
We have Monday off. Care to come for lunch and games?
drmellow From: drmellow Date: June 29th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Perfect.
19 comments or Leave a comment