Sunday, October 14, 2007

How to install a garbage disposal

Apparently at our house we like to take the round about way of getting things done.
I needed new sink strainers because one of them got melted in the dishwasher- they had the white plastic coating on them because my sink is white. Since I know a very good plumber I just emailed over to Brenda and asked if Nate could just pick 2 up for me from his work. He calls me the next day and informs me that if I want white they are $30 a piece!!!!! Apparently with the white ones you can't just get new strainers you need the whole piece that fits in your sink. I decided very quickly that silver would look just fine because our faucet is silver and it would match that. The silver ones were $12 a pice and we had a date to get together Saturday so Nate said he would bring them along and take care of it then. I am under the assumption that these also are just the strainers. Well we went out for supper and get back home and he says he's going to get the strainers. In he comes with the whole piece that he has to install. I'm feeling bad because that's not what he's supposed to be doing this night- work!
He starts to install them and runs into a problem with our set up and ends up having to run home to get some parts off of his truck. Now I'm really feeling guilty! He gets back and they start working again and my husband says to him- "since we're this far do you want to just do the garbage disposal too!" (Now in his defense they had talked about this before and it only took about 5 minutes to do) However I about died!!! I'm thinking- he's never going to come here again- all we do is put him to work! Well they finally finished and I have my garbage disposal so that's great.
Never in a million years did I imagine that just asking for new sink strainers would turn into this whole ordeal!

Thanks Nate- I love my disposal and I owe you big time and I'm documenting it here!
There will be something coming your way soon!








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12 comments:

Melissa said...

it's funny how one thing just leads to another... :)

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Would Nate like to go to dinner with us? I need a new garbage disposal, too, hehe.

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

What a great friend!

Much love,
Angela

Brenda Y said...

Hey if dinner out is involved without children Nate is open to any kind of plumbing!! hee hee hee!! LOL

Hey Cheri you know he was happy to do it and hey I was happy!! I came to see you any ways not him!! LOL

Bonnie said...

Maybe I should melt my sink strainer in the dishwasher ... think Nate would make the trip to Australia ? ha ha

Mari said...

That Nate is quite a guy! In your defense, I would have thought the same thing if I asked for a sink strainer.

Brenda Y said...

Oh man I am up for Nate doing a sink Strainer in Australia!! Bonnie hurry up and melt will ya! LOL

Laura said...

Wow - I never would have imagined a sink strainer could be so much work either! :)

Dena said...

hahahaha- I feel ya- I had one of my friends handy hubby put in my dishwasher - he had to go to the hardware store 5 times and it took him like 3 hours - I felt soooo bad but hey what can you do!!! At least he won't have to come back for a long time - plus food is the best thank you!

Don't ya just love appliances that work right?

julie said...

That is TOO funny!

Terri said...

We're not too far from Nate and Brenda plus we need a little repair work done on our tub drain. He could do 2 for the price of 1!

The Birds Nest said...

Thank the Lord for handy friends!!! I say this because I don't think that I have any handy friends, and I wish I did. It's expensive when you have to call the professionals:)