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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spark Plugs and Sump Pumps

Remember that song from Bruce Springsteen?
You don't?
Me neither.

Do you know what THIS picture is?

It's this.

It's the little felted lop-eared bunny I made last night
in our felting class at the library.
Now, that was a good day.
That was fun.
That involved tacos and a cool beverage at the pub up the street
before going back to the library to make this little guy.

This?  Not so fun.
Remnants from the water in the basement
Last night the sump pump died.
It was 20 years old
It tried hard but it's little heart just gave up.
What am I saying???
I'm wet, dirty, and tired.
Actually, I'd like to kick the son-of-a-gun to the curb...
Me and my husband do not do home projects well together.
Those of you who paint your cabinets white, and strip furniture, and do fun things like roofing, sheet metal, installing drywall and all the other fun DIY projects together and
Well, God bless you.
We are not like that.
At all.

This was my best friend today.
It's the top to the wet-vac.
We have become very close.
In fact,
I think we'll be taking a cottage by the sea together.

Deep Breath.
Happy Thoughts!

Aaaaahhh...that's better.

This is the new sump-pump.
It's 1 horse power.
This son of gun will pump out the entire neighborhood!

I Googled "changing sump pump."
I found a website that said
and I quote,
"If you can change a spark plug you can change a sump pump"
Let me just say
that isn't exactly true.
At one point I thought my dear husband might be
wearing a wrench or a large PVC pipe as a hat.
I'm pretty sure he was thinking the same thing about me.

Sump pump!


sump pump-


The good news is that no divorce papers were filed.
The bad news is we are short on money this week.
The good news is I have 3 dozen eggs!
The bad news is it's a crap-shoot 
if they are hard-boiled or raw.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kathy! What a nightmare. I hear you, my friend. As much as I love Mr. Magpie, we don't do projects together very well, either.

I've got a mess here still from the downed trees from a storm a few weeks back, and the yard looks as if it has been prospected. Deep trenches and such. Also missing sections of fence. My back door neighbor is in charge of putting the fence up. We shall see. ;-)

Sending you warm hugs, and that bunny is majorly cute. Very, very, VERY cute.


Sheila :-)

Suz said...

Love that bunny. i have been there with the sump pump...about twenty years ago...will never forget it! Looked just like your picture!
So sorry!

Cameron said...

My daughter learned about sump pumps in some movie and likes to pretend we have one...and that it needs someone to "man" it....cute when it's pretend....not so much in real life :(

This too shall pass...right?!

On a lighter note....sweet little bunny! Seems ready to hop away :)

Róisín said...

I've never felt so conflicted after reading a blog post; one the one hand you pump trouble sounds like a nightmare and my heart goes out to you (me and my man don't do diy well together either), but on the other hand that wee bunny is soooooooo cute! Utterly adorable!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Absolutely adore the bunny! Broken sump pump not so much. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs to you my funny friend. Your posts always make me laugh.

Bohemian said...

I love a Gal that can keep a sense of humor despite a crisis unfolding around her...

Maybe I should make myself a felt Bunny so that I'd be reminded "Happy Thoughts" when the day is going haywire and I'd much rather be on a Beach in Bora Bora... *Winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian said...

Last time our sump pump died, I was scared to go in the basement. We have an old cellar that is really disgusting when its full of water and who knows what all is floating around in it. I probably should have got a typhoid shot.