A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Day 327 of 365: Can He Fix It?
Well, this now fully functional drain in our bathroom sink says...YES!
Within our first week of living here we noticed it took FOREVER for water to drain from the sink and bath. We tried several lots of drain un-blockers and it didn't seem to matter how 'heavy duty' they claimed to be. This naturally led to my dear husband disassembling the pedestal from the sink as well as the pipes and removing a handful of cotton buds (Q-tips) -- incidentally not our doing -- from the trap. We thought this would fix the problem, but to no avail, the drain still appeared to be blocked and we determined the problem was in the plumbing under the bath.
Matt's final attempt was going this morning to a DIY shop to get a special plunger that was capable of blasting water down through the pipe. Roughly five 'blasts' with this special plunger and the two of us nearly got sucked down the drain with the water!
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!