Monday, January 29, 2007

kitchen woes

There I was, standing at my kitchen sink, still a little teary from my last round with God about broken dreams and hearts, when I heard this suspicious dripping... and there it was - EASY to locate - water pouring out from under my sink - oh look ! My kitchen pipes seem to be falling apart.

Now - I am SMART enough and well-equipped enough to know HOW to handle this - but PLEASE LORD! throw me a bone! as if it's not enough that I am STILL single at 40, HOME repairs - again - not that a man would do this for me, even if there WERE one, but the timing... the pain... the WISH that I at least could call Pedro the Maintenance supervisor back at my old apartments....

This is the faulty piece of PVC, with the worn out something that is like a washer, maybe? The very young, barely able to shave, married male child at Lowes assured me replacing this woudl fix the problem. I was more than happy but still a little wary - especially since he couldn't find the right parts - but after searching high and low we DID locate the replacements, and for $2.08 I set off with my new purchases...

here it is, all fixed - and WORKING! Please ignore how filthy the rest of the pipes look - I don't know HOW they get like that.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Christmas in New Mexico

So I spent the past few days in New Mexico with my family. That's where my brother and his family live. We went on the train ride from Durango up about two hours and then back. It was a great day and I thought I would attach a few pictures.

It was great to see my family. We had a gift-opening session, but without the pressure of dinner, and timing and not many days together - which seems to be the best way to do it. If my parents lived nearby me, I think that would be amazing. I would love to be able to see them frequently. They are terrific people.

I hope you are all well. I am okay. Not great, but it IS January - my least favorite time of year, and we DO have a TON of ice, and I haven't worked in two weeks, and if I don't work I don't get paid, so all things considered, I am just fine.