Friday, September 20, 2013


Well, today kinda sucked. I took off so I could get a new shower head and downstem installed. It was only supposed to cost $70. I was actually looking forward to it.

The plumber got in there, removed my icky old shower head,  and discovered that my "threads" were worn away and had to be replaced. Now what? He had to replace it. But that required a hammer and a hole in the wall.

Now I have to tape a bag around my shower to keep the hole in the wall dry. And I had to pony up another $70 because it took twice as long as it was supposed to.


I had over $800 in my supersecret "household stuff" fund. I think this qualifies.

As will having the hole repaired and painted over. Which will entail another day off.



  1. I've got something similar next Friday, too, I'm afraid it's going to cost me. A lot.

  2. oh my gosh...i hate when that happens!
    thankfully you were prepare $ wise.
    have a great weekend

  3. Oy is right! First rule of plumbing (or contractors in general) is to double the estimate. There's always something. Hope it goes better on the follow-up!