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!



Lynilu said...

Good for you!

I've used that method, too, with pretty good success. My drains weren't badly clogged, but just running slow, so it worked well for me. I always feel good when I do something "natural" as opposed to chemical stuff.

Cinderellla said...

Congratulations on your ingenuity, B!
Another positive thing accomplished due to your vision and tenacity!

Happy Belated Mother's Day to you.


Darryl Iorio said...

This method actually requires manual effort, which is mostly not included in online instructions. It’s not a very serious job though, considering the savings you’ll get from it. Simply pulling the plug up and down will do the trick. All the same, it was a cool Mother’s Day activity. :D

Althea Tumlin said...

“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.”--- It’s like a great achievement on your part! Well, I guess that’s what most of us women feel. Things like this are not ordinary, so we really feel happy when we succeed.

Carmen Gonzales said...

That solution works wonders every time! However, I usually add a cup or two of some dish washing liquid to counter the pungent smell of vinegar. Indeed, it was a good day for you! If you have recurring plumbing issues, it would still be best to get professional assistance.

Carmen Gonzales @ Central New Jersey