New sink, faucet, etc. You can see the little hot water dispenser, now installed in the extra hole.
What about his wife? Oh, I really don't think she minds at all.
The wife is me! I am married to my plumber. Yes, we have been carrying on now for 26+ years. My husband is an electrical engineer by day, and on the weekends he does plumbing. He did lots of it this past weekend anyway.
We had new counter tops and a sink installed on Friday in our kitchen. Alan had the not-so-fun job of hooking up all of the plumbing to the new sink.
Let me back up a bit here. On Thursday night, we removed all of the old counter tops and sink ourselves. One large portion of the counter top and sink (since we could NOT get the sink out) took 4 of us to remove and carry out of the house. Fun times. Too bad we don't have that one on video.
So on Friday, the installers came and put in granite counter tops. It was all good, until they cut a hole they weren't supposed to cut. I came into the kitchen to check the progress, and the head guy said, "Uh, we've hit a little speed bump." I asked him what was wrong. He told me that the other guy had accidentally cut 3 holes for the faucet instead of 2. Oh.My.Goodness! When you cut an extra hole in a piece of rock in your kitchen, it's sort of Too Late to go back and undo it.
It was a pretty stressful couple of hours after that. It was a little tricky being normal and calm with the installers, when I really just wanted to shout, "You what?!" The company owner called me and assured me that we would work it all out. We could either have something extra installed in the extra hole, or they would cut a new piece of granite.
It has all been worked out. We decided to install an instant hot water dispenser in that hole. Alan installed it and the company will pay for it. It's a little bonus we weren't expecting.
Now back to the part about how I love my plumber. Alan spent much of his free time over the weekend, doing the plumbing. Attaching new drains, pipes, hot water dispenser, water filter, and reattaching the garbage disposal. It was one of those jobs, unfortunately. You know how it is, it turns into the never-ending project. It required multiple trips to Home Depot, fixing unexpected leaks, dealing with faulty parts, etc. I know he was way past ready for it to be finished.
So, my hat is off to my very special plumber today. I admit it, I love him very much. Oh, and I am oh so glad to have running water in my kitchen again.
I'm certain that I could never figure out how to do all of this. Kudos to my plumber!