Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I don't need no stinkin man!!!

So today I spent the better part of my day wrestling with a broken garbage disposal. Normally in situations like this I just wait for Rock star husband to get home to rescue me from my lack of knowledge of all things mechanical. However...today of all days I made my famous chili for dinner which naturally dirties every dish in my kitchen. So I needed to wash dishes to hold some manner of sanity in my already chaotic kitchen.

But as you know, no garbage disposal means no dishwasher. My plan was thrown off course. I fiddled and futzed and tried to do all the troubleshooting things that I knew how to do and to no avail.

Then I attempted the unthinkable....I went online to a "do it yourself" repair site. I learned how disposals worked and how they are assembled. I even learned how to take them apart and fix it myself. And so I did. It only took me an hour and a half, but mission accomplished.

I felt so awesome that I had to call my husband at work and casually bring it up in conversation about how I took it apart and fixed it.(Just because I'm totally snarky like that)He was pretty impressed too.

So one small step for ding-bat housewife I guess :)

Now lets just pray that nothing else breaks, because who knows if I can do it again :)


MacKender 4 said...

You go Girl! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Thats my girl....:) Mom

Rhandi said...

GIRL POWER!!!! OMG Jax, me and the Spice Girls are so proud of you! :)
Love ya.

PS: How are you with refrigerators? Mine makes a weird knocking sound sometimes, and getting the apartment maintenance staff up here is impossible. haha

j said...

Honey, have you tried using the garbage disposal lately?

It's pulling garbage from inside the pipes and disposing of it into the sink.

Are you sure you didn't put it back upside down?

Jax said...

you bite your tongue it works just fine.

Don't rain on my appliance parade!!

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