Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Something New Here

My kitchen faucet has been a problem for about a year.  Terry replaced parts to keep it from dripping.  About a month later...dripping again.  Three times.  When my grandson bought his new RV, it had a faucet similar to this one.  I absolutely fell in love with it.  I could not find one in the stores, but I didn't look too hard in plumbing fixture stores.  Finally I got serious and started looking on line.  I found just what I wanted at Lowes.com.  The price was right so I ordered it.  I pretty much figured that Terry would not be able to install it because it meant laying under the sink and using both arms, but usually my younger grandson Ky will come to help.  He calls working with Papa the Brain and he Brawn.  When I hoped that faucet Terry looked at it like he had never seen those hook ups before.  No problem, I called Abe's plumbing to come on over, lol.  Well, you know how one thing leads to another.  Before that plumber came to the house I was going to have to get off my butt and wash down cabinets, ceramic tiles and appliances, scrub the floor and put down a new area rug.  Oh, those are all things I needed to do, but that plumber coming into my house put me in action.  One great thing was that I had to clean out the stuff that had accumulated in the cabinet UNDER the sink.  How many cleaning products do I REALLY need, lol. So here it is and I absolutely love it.  A long time ago when the pull down faucets came out I ran out to buy it.  It wasn't THAT long before the dang thing would not retract.  I like that this once has a holder to put it in.  The facet swivels and the sprayer has a long hose. I ALMOST bought a new sink too, but I really don't need one.  But I really should paint the walls that are not ceramic tile.  One thing always leads to another.

There HAS been some stitching going on too. I added patches to my Boro jacket.  The Cubs and other teams are on one sleeve.  I have Tiger fabrics to go on the other.  I decided this jacket does not have to be done before I wear it.

I am also working on the next reveal for the Endeavourers Group and CUTTING (UGH) fabric for a quilt to Nic.

Terry and I are working at cleaning out the garage that we park our car in.  Terry is a hoarder of sorts.  This is a slow moving project and there have been "WORDS" regarding what NEEDS to be kept and what should go in that big black trash bag in the corner, lol.  Well, like I tell him, any progress is PROGRESS.  We might be done by the end of the summer.  Several years ago I bought him a cabinet system that is at the one whole end of the garage.  When we are done, if it doesn't fit in those cabinets it goes OUT.  26 feet of cabinet is PLENTY of room.  Don't you agree?


Grateful:  Today I am grateful that after 46 years our WORDS are quickly forgotten.

What about you.  Do you have any spring cleaning projects you are working on?
xx, Carol

17 comments:

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy New Faucet! It is a beauty.
End of summer sounds worthy of praise. :)
I missed my spring clean out deadline. The final deadline straw. No more deadlines. Instead, do the best I'm able.
BTW...I think I saw on television there is a paint for tiles.

Momma Bear said...

We just bought my MIL a trailer in the 55+ park down the hill from us. As she has expressed a desire to never live through another Chicago winter!
My youngest DD and I have spent the better part of 5 days cleaning the sucker out.
This all amounts to what my Ex-hubbs used to call "Turkey-bird" engineering And has me muttering dire things under my breath.
And as this bothers me enough to unload a little here, I should maybe, write a post on it myself.
This is when you start sizing up all the things you don't "get around to" at home and just how much does it bother you, that you've never cleaned behind/around/under that?
I have come to the conclusion that other peoples dirt bothers me way more than mine and Id rather sew.

barbara woods said...

that's us hollow then forget about it

Rose said...

Carol! I love your jacket...I have loved that idea ever since you were starting it. In my younger years I would have been doing it. When I was a young woman I had a pair of jeans that I embroidered on...no one else did that at that time. Oh, I wish we could actually visit each other...to talk sewing. And I would help you cut! Since I switched over to creative grid rulers, I don't mind cutting much at all.

I had to laugh about the Words...some times I have Words with myself...about why to I hand on to certain things for so long. I have so much I need to do, and just so hard to do any of it. I have been trying to start my push mower and it won't start. Used to be, Roger could have fixed it in a heartbeat, now I am not sure he even knows where to begin.

His shop is something else...and I don't know what to do with it all. And some of it I want to keep.

Robbie said...

For some reason, when I get back to MI from FL I always spring clean...which means moving furniture, cleaning really good and throwing out stuff or giving to our local family aid at the church. My daughter got me watching Tidying Up on Netflix! Holy Smoke...she has some great tips on getting rid of 'things'.....if you get a chance, watch it..might even be on DVD at the library!

jenclair said...

Your boro jacket is looking wonderful! Love it!

Barbara said...

WORDS happen everywhere, and when quickly forgotten it means saner minds have prevailed. Thank goodness! I know the feeling of tossing things we don’t need.. I don’t have a hoarder here, but we surely do have stuff that should go especially in the garage. Sometimes when no one is watching, I clean out whatever is worthless, and it is never missed. Out of sight, out of mind! Your jacket looks finished in spite of not being done, so indeed you should enjoy wearing it.

Debra said...

Love the faucet-and the tiles-would love those tiles in my kitchen! Your jacket is beautiful.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

That is a very high tech looking sink arrangement. It sounds like you have been very busy Spring cleaning. Your jacking looks great and I'm looking forward to your Endeavourers quilt :)

Timaree said...

I need a new faucet! Mine has the little black pad missing from the top where you switch from spray to regular stream. And the metal casing for the rubber flexible pipe rusted and cracked in two so I don’t dare to pull it out to use as a sprayer. My husband can’t get under our sink as it really is too tight for anyone with any weight on them (someone put a really deep sink into an old-fashioned short cupboard and figured out how to add a disposal so the space is crammed). He doesn’t seem to think it’s a problem and would just wait for our son to fix it but I don’t understand why we have to have our son do it(who visits sporadically since we are 2 hours away with traffic); just call a dang plumber! But my husband has always done his own work and won’t pay someone else to come in; he doesn’t even want strangers in his house so for the time being, I’m making do!

As for the words, you are right as it does seem we “got over” them a bit faster than we used to now we’ve been married 46 years lol.

Glad you are still working on your jacket. I’m knitting but beading seems to be something I won’t be doing again and I haven’t been drawing either. I have been working in my yard getting it ready for the summer heat. I sure hope our spring hangs around for a while!

Cathy said...

Words... if yours are like ours , they’re pretty benign. Sometimes one must vent a little frustration. :-).

Congrats on your new faucet and little spiff-up. Those kinds of things make their own little joys! I got a new LED light over my sink and it is so bright - makes everything seem fresher and cleaner. And now we’re getting bids to replace the final two windows with double or triple panes, as well as the door and screen door in my studio. But there is always something else out on the horizon, isn’t there?

DVArtist said...

I need a new faucet too and I love yours. Ohhhh hoarding husbands tell me about it. LOL

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Sweet faucet!! And isn't it always the way - one little change begats a dozen others. Downsizing is always a chore, no matter how you tackle it. Funny how things that are never used (and probably haven't seen the light of day in years) suddenly become 'have to have' item!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

oh how much I can relate to needing a push to get things done. Some days, I am on the go and get everything done.......some days, I don't want to touch a thing. I love your pretty jacket! Cant wait to see all that you do with it.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

It seems that there is always some kind of spring cleaning or project that needs to be done here........and I always need a little push to get it done! I love the way your jacket is looking!

Kit said...

I love your new faucet! Very nice and your jacket is wonderful. You are so clever! Same here, our Words are short lived. We have been cleaning out the attic. Mostly it is our collection of old magazines. I have already taken a load down to the recycling plant. Feels so good! Have a great week. Kit

Linda H said...

That new faucet looks great! Yes, one thing does always lead to another. Without fail. We’ve been considering a kitchen reno, at the very least new flooring and new countertops, but I just havent psyched myself up yet for a month of upheaval. Still not sure whether to replace cabinets or just go for new floor and countertop and be happy with that. We’ll see....
I’m not a hoarder, but I do need to do a good cleanout this spring.