So About The Pink Sink In The Bathroom . . .

. . . you know, the one that matched the other stuff in the bathroom. Yes, the one that you wanted the new faucet on:

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No, I got the faucet on — that went OK. And I changed both shut-off valves because I think they were both leaking anyway, and they were fairly easy to replace.

But we do have a problem.

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See, I broke the sink.

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You might be wondering, "How did you break the sink?" And I want to tell you that I don't think there was anything I could have done differently so that the sink would have not been broken.

Like I said, the faucet went fine, but when I went to change the drain flange so that the stopper thingy could work with the faucet, I realized that getting the old apparatus off might prove difficult. And eventually it broke.

But now we're getting ahead of ourselves.

It's not to say that I didn't try my darnedest to get the old drain flange off. I bought spray stuff designed to loosen tight nuts. And when that didn't help, I went back to the hardware store to buy a special claw wrench with a long handle in order to get more leverage to twist that stuck nut.

But none of it was working.

So partly out of frustration and partly because I was backed into a corner and had no other choice, I started twisting, tweaking and ultimately banging the old flange. Suffice it to say, I eventually separated the drain flange from the bottom of the sink.

Unfortunately I also cracked the sink.

So in essence, we need a new sink.

I know you just got done bragging to your friends and co-workers about how "helpful" I have been and how "adept" I am at fixing stuff around the house. I hope this doesn't change your opinion of my wider body of work. But like I said, I don't think there was any way I could have gotten that drain flange off the sink.

I've been on Amazon for a half-hour or so trying to find a replacement sink that will drop in to the vanity we already have, because — wouldn't you know it? — vanities are more expensive than you'd think.

I'll continue my search but for the time being I think I need to drink a beer. Or two.

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Posted: January 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: The Cult Of Domesticity | Tags: , ,