(Meanwhile... down at the Plumbers Local 667th...)Is my time valuable? (don't answer that-lol). The answer is invaritably, "Yes!" Therefore, when given the choice, I always opt to "do it yourself" rather than bother with the pains of a plumber (plus, you know with their 'crack problem' and all, I really prefer to stay away from the stuff). ;)
Really though, I spent the better part of a valuable afternoon 'attempting' to go and find a stem for a particularly antique faucet that goes on my Clawfoot Bathtub (which I can't live without now), only to find that this particular stem was about as easy to get my hands on as the Hope Diamond. Yet I wasted alot of gas driving all over our fair city trying to score this 1 tiny piece of hardware... the only thing standing between me and a luxurious, wonderful, skin-scalding bubble bath. In the battle, so far I lost, it won, and we had to order a whole new faucet to replace the old one, which will take possibly over a week now to arrive. Antiques? I'm not very impressed at the moment. Had a nice long day of it with errands and then finally a cell phone upgrade, and still didn't get it all done. I intended on having a headlight fixed but didn't get to that part, and feel virtually unaccomplished.
So here I sit, merely one headlight, unable to have a soothing soak and a brand new cell phone that I have not yet learned to operate... and a headache :) But i'm having a nice big slice of organic roasted vegetable and goat cheese pizza, which is making it alll better. I love goat cheese! Can't get enough of the stuff lately... wonder what that's all about? Until tomorrow then, when maybe i'll have something more entertaining to share.