You know that formula for the minimum age you can date someone (Age/2 +7)? Well, at our house we have a formula for home improvement projects.(time it took someone on internet to do the task) X 10 +2 hours = time it will take us
It’s proving to be fairly accurate. We could blame the fact that we are still learning how to fix some things or that we almost always forget to buy some critical part at Home Depot or that the former homeowners fixed everything with glue (wish I was exaggerating) or that we are just terribly unlucky, but whatever it is, this is our reality. Most recently it was the garbage disposal. Noel went to take the recycling out the other day and found the small bin under the sink to be way too heavy to solely contain recyclables. Turns out the bottom of the garbage disposal had rusted out and the water was now draining into our recycling bin instead of flowing gracefully down the sewer lines. A quick Google search claimed you could easily replace your disposal (once purchased and at your house) in about 15 minutes, so Noel ran over to Home Depot to pick one up before I head off to book club. When I got home from book club two and a half hours later, the fun of replacing the garbage disposal had only just begun.
Because the former homeowner’s were geniuses, the garbage disposal had of course been installed without grounding it. (Water, electricity, and an ungrounded outlet just doesn’t seem like a good idea.) This obstacle should have only added an extra 15 minutes or so, but one
stupid decision made by the previous installer problem led to another and we ended up cutting a hole through the dry wall in the garage to extract the super old metal sheathed wires for the disposal so we could replace it with a sleeker, more modern cable. Noel of course also grounded it. It’s nice to not have water pooling underneath the sink and even better to know our chances of electrocution while using the disposal have greatly decreased. Now we just need to pick up some drywall to patch that hole in the garage, but that should be easy. Well, maybe if we were someone else anyway.