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So my kitchen sink has been leaking. Really, really leaking. It started out as an annoying *drip ... ... drop", and then changed to *dripdripdrip*, and finally over the weekend it became *o n e l o n g p o u r". Definitely time to call the landlord. I never know how much she's going to understand when I call her because she's in her mid-nineties and is beginning to lose the thread a little. But apparently she understood, because the maintenance man showed up today with a new faucet. But not just any old new faucet - hell no. When Veda replaces something, she goes with the good stuff. She's an *awesome* landlord! So we got this new faucet, which I have actually openly ogled in Delta fixture advertisements on TV. It is so pretty! Graceful curves, handly little push button thingy that changes it from a flow to a shower-y thing, soap/lotion dispenser in the place where the sprayer used to go, and, best of all, the body of the faucet itself pulls out of its casing to become the sprayer! I am in serious fixture lust with this gorgeous beast of a faucet. The down side: we can't use our dishwasher anymore. Whatever - it will be a treat to do dishes with this thing! I've never been so thrilled over a household appliance before. Well, okay. There was the Kitchenaid mixer. And the front-open washer and matching dryer. But honest, that's it! I am a satisfied customer! *performs little dance of joy for sophisticated plumbing fixtures* Woo hoo!

Date: 2011-05-02 10:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sylvanwitch
So if she's going around the bend a little, do you think her contractor is fleecing her? I only ask because the list price is $630! Wow!

I, too, have lusted after a new kitchen faucet. I want the one that's touch-sensitive, where all you have to do is bump it and it goes on, so when your hands are all goopy with brownie mix you don't have to waste get chocolate all over the faucet.

Date: 2011-05-02 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oblivietto.livejournal.com
Yeah, I wondered if he was ripping her off somehow as well, but she apparently went to a big-box home improvement store and picked the faucet out herself, just cuz she likes me. *grins* She has so many rental properties that I suspect she gets the contractor's rate.
I have done the first sinkful of dishes, and I'm happy. Call me weird, but I love doing dishes.

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