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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Say Hello to my little friend

There was no cursing.  No yelling, no screaming.  I did not take a baseball bat to items in the garage or a tree in the front yard.  I stayed away from the bathroom and shed no tears. All of the above USUALLY happens when I try to install, build or put things together.  Just ask T. She was so surprised that I didn't lose it last night.

What I did do was spend 30 minutes at Home Depot w/ some old guy who didn't know his shit and tried to sell me every thing in the plumbing dept.  Hey f**ker can you just sell me the shit that is on the paper where it says "Items Needed-Not Included"  Well no he couldn't so I have some shit to return tonight.

The fastest crawler in the south was on the move again last night.  As I was attempting to get the dishwasher installed C4 would pop up right there grabbing stuff.  I would pick him up and move him to the other room and by the time I got back to the kitchen and got ready......he was right there again. This happened like 5 or 6 times.  I think his nickname is going to be.........FLASH

By the time the clock struck 11:30, if you paid close attention you could hear songs playing in the background.  Songs like Tina Turners "Simply the Best", Queens "Champion", and Right Said Freds "Im too Sexy"

Remember the classic line from Ghostbusters "We came , We saw and We kicked its ass!"  That is what I did. I installed this dishwasher, like I had been doing it for years.  Read and re-read the instructions, took some time to figure out about the extra tube I had and then I finally got it.  Wired it up, cut the breaker back on and guess what happened......


WE HAD POWER.

But then...

I turned on the water and noticed....

A leak...yes a leak...

But...

Never fear....

This Daddy is here.

I tightened up the piece on the water intake valve and damn straight, we were in business.

I ran a quick rinse cycle to make sure we worked.....

IT WORKS.....IT WORKS

*small disclaimer I still have to raise the peg legs and attach it to the counter.
But it works and that is what is important*


So now we have our new dishwasher









And we wont have anymore of this










*Another note...I am sure T will have the finished pic's on her blog after everything is done*

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12 comments:

Colleen February 17, 2010 at 11:01 AM   Reply to

Great job.. now if only you could convince MY husband to install a NEW dishwasher for me so I can quit doing those darn dishes too!

Chrissy February 17, 2010 at 11:07 AM   Reply to

I was going to give you a blog award today, but I wasn't sure if guys were into that sort of thing? ;o) Are you? If so, I'll add you to my "fabulous blogs that I recently discovered" list! :o)

This Daddy February 17, 2010 at 11:12 AM   Reply to

Chrissy, I would be flattered. Thanks for the thought.

dj kosmotronix February 17, 2010 at 12:19 PM   Reply to

Yeah Bro! Whose the MAN?

Your plumbing strategy is the same as mine: yell, curse, throw wrenches. However, I just installed a new kitchen sink and faucet--like a pro. Works and looks great!

-ML

Helene February 17, 2010 at 3:04 PM   Reply to

Oh yeah!!! You did it! And men everywhere are applauding you but they're also cursing at you because you've just proven that men are capable of completing a task, especially a household chore, at that.

I read Tim the comment that you left on my blog this morning and he's seriously considering starting his own blog with the sole purpose of defending every man on the planet...so yeah, thanks for that! LOL

This Daddy February 17, 2010 at 3:14 PM   Reply to

Thats right I AM THE MAN....SAY IT WITH ME.....CHANT IT.....I AM THE MAN...Now if I could only fix the damn toilet and get the garage clean and change a diaper...ohhhh the diapers....nevermind

Confessions From A Working Mom February 17, 2010 at 6:32 PM   Reply to

I am impressed... we had to install a new sink/faucet in our kitchen a few years ago when we got new countertops. DH tried-- and failed. We called a plumber.

DH is not great with plumbing. But he can do electricity and carpentry like a champ. Maybe we can lease you for all our water needs?

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Merri Ann February 18, 2010 at 6:20 AM   Reply to

There is great satisfaction in paying someone to install things ...

:))

The Pipster February 18, 2010 at 8:33 AM   Reply to

Applause!! Great work. It is so nice when men are on the handy side. It's very manly.

Mommy to those Special Ks February 18, 2010 at 9:53 AM   Reply to

Hey there! Just found you from another blog! You have a beautiful family!!! We have 5 Ks! I wonder if any of our names match?! 2 of our Ks could technically be Cs! Hmmm! LOL Anyway, I'm going to add you to my reader and I'll be back! I look forward to getting to know you! :)

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