Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I spent the day unclogging a bathroom sink drain using an all-natural method incorporating baking soda, vinegar and boiling water.  At the end of the procedure, when the drain was still clogged!, I used my own enhancement to the online unclogging recipe- a cheap sink plunger from Target.  Lo and behold, I heard a mighty "swoosh" and the drain now operates the best it has in the 11 years I've lived here, and that includes the time I paid a plumber to unclog the drain of the very same sink.

I may not feel like the world's greatest mother this Mother's Day, but I do feel like the world's best all-natural plumber.  And I'm happy to cross one more burden off my to-do list.  (That sink was so severely clogged that it was unusable!)

Now I have to figure out how to fix the hardware for a curtain rod in that same bathroom.  I have fixed it so many times that the bole for the nail is enlarged.  Now the nail just falls out.  I guess I'll try spackling the inside of the hole to see if that helps.  And if it does, this will have been a great Mother's Day. 

I hope you and your mothers are enjoying the day!