Tuesday, May 1, 2012

the sink needs to be replaced, the pipes, and the trap

Welcome to May Day!  Yup!  It is May 1st!  I used to love this day so much!  Mom would make us May baskets and a Maypole to dance around when we were small.  However, today, my sink in the main bathroom is leaking and rusting.  I talked to the plumber we usually use about a payment plan.  When the plumber arrived he said we would work something out.  Thank goodness for that!  I will find out how much it will cost tomorrow when the lady from the plumber's office calls.  I will answer the call if I hear it when I wake up.  Since I do usually hear the phone in the morning, I am sure I will be able to answer it.  I am not looking forward to that call.  It is something that can no longer wait so I have to get it done since the pipes are now leaking too.  Yeah, it isn't enough to need a new sink, let's add some pipes and a trap (whatever that is) to the load.  Oh my.  Okay, I sort of know what the trap is.  I guess I shouldn't really complain about the work needed, I mean, it is the original sink and piping from 1966, so I would say it has held up pretty well.  It is just that I don't have the emergency fund in good standing as of right now.  As a matter of fact, I don't have an emergency fund right now.  I have had to use it for getting the toilet fixed, batteries for the scooter, and my brakes for my car.  Oh yeah, and the new battery for the old car, so it has been used but I will get it up again.  I will just be vigilant with my money in the next few months.  I also am in the process of saving for the taxes.  Ah, it could be worse though.  I do try to keep that in mind.  I could need all three bathroom sinks replaced and their piping and traps too, fortunately, it is only the one sink so I am thankful for that!

It was a decent teaching day.  I had a few lessons.  Charlie was here for his lesson.  I had some more cans for him.  Bob and Breanna gave me some for the young man.  He is such a good guy!  It is breaking my heart that he is graduating.  Of course, I have been through this before with other students who were wonderful and graduated.  You just want them to be small for so much longer than they can be.  I am lucky that I have awesome students.  I am so proud of him.  He is going to start college in July.  He will study for 3 months, work for 3 months, student for 3 months, etc.  Charlie is going to, as of today, study mechanical engineering.  He is so smart.

It was NCIS night again!  I am so glad they were new episodes.  I know the season finales are coming soon.  I do not plan to miss them if I can help it.  NCIS Los Angeles was a 2 parter that involved Hawaii Five-Oh last night.  It was good and I enjoyed it.  I like both shows.  I would say though, my 2 favorite characters are from the regular NCIS and they are Abby and Gibbs.  Abby is awesome.  She is the forensic scientist and Gibbs is the team leader.  Both are such good actors and the show is great.

Dance Moms Miami is on right now.  It is outrageous as the regular Dance Moms.  I have only seen one episode of this show and I don't really know what to think about it.  I think I am going to turn this off and read for a while.  That sounds like more fun.

I hope your day has gone well too.

1 comment:

  1. I have never watched the Dance Moms, I think I would be yelling at the t.v. and ripping out my hair if I did! So, a new sink? That is no way to start the beautiful month of May, and I know what you mean by the non existent emergency fund. Seems like too many emergencies lately. You take care and don't faint when they give you the estimate!