(A note: I’m using the WordPress iPhone app to post this week, at least until we get the internets installed in the house later this week. It works well, but there are limitations. Like I can’t control the placement of photos, and using links are impossible as far as I can tell. And that’s bad during NaBloPoMo, because there are some fun new ones I’d like link to. Leaving comments other places is kind of a hassle as well; I promise to make it up to y’all as soon as I can.)
The joys of homeownership, Day 14:
Bad: The bathtub drains veerrrrry slowly. I was told by a helpful guy at Home Depot to check the drain trap, a common assembly in an 80-year-old house.
I opened it up and scooped out a pile of gunk. The drain is still slow, and I discovered that the pipe from the drain to the trap is dripping. It’s much better to find this now, rather than when the living room ceiling springs a leak, but still: arrgh.
Good: While wandering through Home Depot this morning, The Wife stopped the cart in front of a display of Weber kettles. She checked the color and told me to hoist the box into the cart.
You don’t understand. I was raised as a charcoal devotee; I’ve had several mini Webers up until now, but this is my first REAL Weber kettle. I feel like an actual grownup.
To celebrate? Simple. Steaks, adorned only with olive oil, kosher salt, ground black pepper. And maybe a beer or two.