What in the DIY

This weekend the hubbinator and I decided to replace the sink and toilet in my son’s bathroom. We wanted to redo the whole thing, but don’t have the 2 grand for the tile work required. But the sink and toilet were both leaking water so we decided to update the sink and toilet, knowing we could reuse them when we had money to redo the bathroom properly.

Now I’m not certain what it is like in your house, but whenever we start a DIY project we like to bet how many trips to HoDe’s will it take to complete the tasks.

Hubby names a number, usually 2 or three and I double it.

I usually am closer than he is. This time, was one for the record books. You see we purchased a sink that is quite beautiful and included a lovely faucett. 


It only took us an hour to remove the old nasty wooden box and the shut off valve, then the first trip to the DIY store to get the correct sizes for the new valves. Hubbinator installed the two for the sink and one for the toilet without any leaks on the first try. Yay, hubby!

Then it went down hill. You see the instructions to install the sink were a single sheet of paper directing us to a website with a picture of a sink, some links that weren’t related to installing the pedestal base (or measurements) and many things that said refer to the installation directions that came with your sink.

WTF? How can they reference crap t hat they don’t include? HOw? And who it the Eff wrote the dang things because words were missing.  We did manage to install it, but that required 2 more trips to HoDe’s, then we started on the mirror. Being a Kohler product, I expected great things.

It did come with instructions! But then it said if you can’t attach the 9 inch plate (that carries the weight of the mirrored, surface mounted medicine cabinet, use anchors (not included and the screws that come with the anchore, not the screws provided). Um, what? Seriously, how cheap are businesses that they can’t includ 4 lousy anchors with a $140 mirrored medicine cabinet?


I woud really like to find the jerk face who crunched those numbers because, you guessed it, we made another trip just for that so the company can make an extra 2 cents per unit. 

We didn’t get to installing the toilet or shelf (sitting near the pedestal in the first picture), but will save that fun for next week. Now I just have to scrub the walls. There’s always more to do when you own a home.

Until next time.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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