On the list of things that the inspector noted that needed fixed, one of the main ones was changing the drain pipe under the master bath sink. I completely ignored that recommendation until last week when I dropped my favorite necklace down the sink and all of a sudden it became important to get done :)
The goal: change the J-piece. I went to home depot armed with this picture prepared to buy a new pipe and a tool capable of unscrewing the old pipe.
1.5 hr later I walk out confident that I would able to do exactly what needed to be done so that I could get my necklace back and have a non-rusted drain.
30min after that I sent this picture to my mom:
I managed to snap off the entire pipe, leaving some inside the pipe going into the wall. Go Corrie! Added to that is the fact that I could not for the life of me get the nut off the pipe going into the wall. Oh, and the pipe I bought was the wrong size. Also, according to the dad phone call I got in response to my text I bought the wrong tool. I gave up.
The next night I sent this picture to my mom:
with the text “this is why dads come in handy”
Isn’t it pretty? It only took 8 text messages, 2 phone calls, and 5 trips to home depot to keep buying parts I either forgot or got the wrong one in the first place.
3 days later I sent this text to my mom:
With the message “and this is why BROTHERS come in handy :)
(Not that that has anything to do with plumbing.)
(but she did laugh again.)