Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"There is no charge for awesomeness...

...or attractiveness."

Those who have seen the movie Kung Fu Panda will recognize that quote. Not to brag, but it fits me to a tee tonight.

I was making mashed potatoes for dinner (Yes, from scratch. I am awesome.) and without thinking, I shoved the peels into the garbage disposal. Apparently that isn't good for the disposal (although I've done it multiple times with no previous problems). Fortunately I am so awesome that the overflowing sink barely fazed me.

After enjoying an awesome dinner of roast, mashed potatoes, and sugar snap peas I set about fixing the clogged sink. A quick consultation call to my sister Smead (who paid $250 for a plumber to come and fix this same problem when I was visiting her), and then I found a screwdriver and got to work. Heck, I figure why automatically pay someone $250 when I could possibly fix this myself? (Or need more extended services after I break it more?)

Well, after about fifteen minutes we now have a working sink, garbage disposal, and a draining dishwasher!

I am awesome. (And attractive. Sort of. In a "Star Wars" T-shirt kind of way.)

3 comments:

Aly said...

You are SO awesome because now I can call you when my garbage disposal breaks...thereby making me awesome for being smart enough to have you as friend. Yaaah us!

Danielle said...

You ARE awesome! We paid a plumber $88 last week to fix a similar problem. What's your going rate?

Ava's Mama said...

Wow! No wonder you couldn't answer the phone! Were your pants so low slung that the boys were lobbing quarters at the back of ya? You're not a real plumber without a good case of 'plumber's butt'.

This would never have happened if you had a compost pile.