Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Happenings...Washer and dryer being delivered, Water Volcanoes, and Dishwashers!

The washing machine and dryer is being delivered this morning!  I'm so excited to get it.  We ended up getting a refund from the appliance store and going to Home Depot.  Mind you the delivery time on some models was not really any better but they had other models available to get now.  We needed one now not in April so we went with a Samsung and we paid for a five year extended warranty.  If you don't hear from me for awhile it's because I plan on spending my days washing and drying.  I'm so happy!  

update:  they just delivered and the washer had a huge dent in it.  Not sure they said when I would get it but hopefully soon.

You know I've been watching these cleaning videos on Youtube.  Especially this one lady who is so happy and excited to clean a nasty house (someone else's house that I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole).  How can anyone be so happy cleaning a nasty house I'm not sure.

Listen, she was so happy about cleaning she talked me into buying the scrubby thing she promotes with the natural cleaner and I've been cleaning away. I'm not as happy as she is about it but it is satisfying in it's own special way. I scrubbed the kitchen till it shone and then I made my way into the bathroom.  I started by cleaning around the faucets in the bathroom sink and was amazed how clean I was getting them.  Oh, they were so bright and shiny and all that corrosion around the bottom of each one was gone.  I was so proud.  Maybe, I thought just maybe, it is possible to be as happy as she is cleaning house.

Fast forward a couple of days later to Christmas day, we were all in the living room playing a game with the grandkids when we heard my eldest daughter say help.  Husband just barely had gotten up when the helps became more desperate and louder. We got there as fast as we could to find her trying to twist the faucet handle back on with a volcano of water coming up. Water was everywhere, I mean everywhere  Husband quickly turned off the water and we mopped up the floor and cabinets.  

Well, I've determined that I must of scrubbed off the glue that was holding that faucet on. The corrosion was the glue keeping it all together.  

Fixit husband looked in the cabinet and took out the faucet that he had bought for $5.00 at a sale a couple of years ago. Nothing fancy mind you but it was brand new in a box.  He installed it the next day..money saved on faucet and plumber.  

He keeps me to make food for him and I keep him to fix things I break.  It's a true love ..just joking I really do love him but I'm glad  that he can fix a lot and he is glad I learned how to cook.

Really, it's a good thing we have an agreement because yesterday I left the dishwasher open and banged my leg into it. Hard. Well, I guess I knocked off the latch that attached the dishwasher to the cabinet.  When he figured out what I had did he rolled his eyes..I guess I keep him busy!  Tomorrow we will have steak.

How did your Christmas go?  Any disasters or just a good time?


Rhonda Oliver said...

That’s so funny you scrubbed the faucets too clean. I watch some cleaning videos too.
No disasters here. I’m just busy with my husband, grands and parents both in assisted living but still needing lots of help.
Nice to see posts from you again!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I'm so glad there are no disasters there but you sure are an angel helping everyone like that. Life can be full of different types of stress. Prayers for your strength.

Lana said...

We have found that spare plumbing parts are best to have on hand for any holiday! I'm glad your Hubby could fix it easily! I woke up the Monday morning before Christmas at 3:30 AM because I heard the walk door on the garage bang shut. Scared me silly! Hubby got up and checked and no one was out there and the door was shut and locked. Hmmmm....then to morning when Hubbly went out and found a huge limb had fallen from the tree next to the driveway and put a huge dent in the top of the van and had crashed into the garage door. This is the second time this has happened and that tree has grown roots into our well and caused us to have to have it relined this year. I said that tree is going! Called our tree guy and got a $2200 estimate to take it down. It was huge and near the house so not surprised. The tree came down on Thursday and our visiting four year old grandson was happy to watch from the upstairs windows. So $500 deductible to fix the van and $2200 for the tree. Expensive week. I am thankful we have an emergency fund! Our son took the grandson out the next morning and counted the rings on the stump. He said it was at least 95 years old. Tree guy said all the limbs were either rotten or hollow inside so we made the right call. Van goes to the body shop next week and hopefully they will be able to get the parts. If it's not one thing then it is another!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Oh my goodness..my problems are small! I'm so happy to hear though Lana through all that no one was hurt. That's quite an expense too.
You know watching that 95 year old tree come down was right up a little boys alley. He will always remember for sure and you will too.
I hope that they are able to get the parts for you (just stay positive is what husband says) 2022 I know will be a better year!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, you sure had some excitement at your house! I'm so glad your hubby had a spare faucet in the waiting. No disasters here over Christman and we had some answers to prayers over the past few days!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Answers to prayers are perfect! Love that!

Anonymous said...

Hi Vickie and glad your tap was an easy fix and your resourceful husband had a spare at the ready to fix it :) .

Our adventure started a few weeks before Christmas here in Australia when DH complained of chest pain and not being able to breathe (which is after all advantageous lol). Seriously though I was worried as an ex nurse.

I took him straight to the doctor and they did an ECG, blood tests etc. Next day I get a call from our doctor saying she wants DH in hospital and not to drive him but call the ambulance which after packing a hospital bag we did saying his blood tests were worrying. They did further blood tests on him and said I could pick him up and bring him home as they had confirmed he had not had a heart attack. But on the way home I get a phone call from a private cardiologists office saying our doctor had made an appointment and to be there as they had a space to see him the next morning.

More tests ensued and we got a diagnosis two days before Christmas that he has chronic Q Fever that had not gone away after two courses of strong antibiotics and he had dilated cardiomyopathy. After two days of tablets his heart was running at 30% which is a positive sign up from 25% before of the normal persons 50 - 60% capacity and he is on more strong antibiotics for the Q Fever.

Good news is the heart condition can be treated with tablets and the Q Fever with more strong antibiotics over an extended period. The cardiomyopathy will never go away but with the tablets he can be treated and the condition manageable over a lifetime. Apparently this is a genetic condition likely within his family and had been as the cardiologist said brewing for some time.

Apart from that adventure our electric knife stopped working which had to be replaced which to us was minor.

Note to any person reading this is that if you have any chest pain or shortness of breath go straight to your doctor.


Belinda said...

Omg, Vickie. That is easy to do with a dishwasher. I’m surprised at the faucet though. You just have cleaned it really good. I’m glad your dh is there to help you fix these things. No mishaps here other than the downed tree.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Oh my Lorna quite the scary adventure. I'm so glad your husband is on his way to recovery. Chest pain or shortness of breath is not something to ignore for sure. You had me looking up q fever and I'm so glad you guys caught it in time.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I was an excellent cleaner LOL (I can laugh now).
Your downed tree was a big mishap! So glad you had help.