We Swim! Just keep swimming...just keep swimming...what do we do? We swim!...Tra-la-la-la-la-LA! Yes, the Loose's swim quite literally; but this post refers to our resilient pioneering spirit. That "stick-to-it", "be calm through anything" attitude.
I am a child of parents who lived through the depression. They taught me not to waste anything and to be grateful for what I have. If something isn't broken you don't need a new one! Well, well. I think I need a new kitchen faucet! Saturday night our five year old faucet started acting up. If you pulled up on the lever the water came on but then it wouldn't turn off unless you wiggled it around and found the right spot on the way down. By Sunday evening the water just did not turn on. Monday was President's Day and none of the plumbing supply stores were open. Surely a store as BIG as Home Depot or Lowe's would have the part we needed? Wrong. Tuesday Dee called all of the suppliers in the area. Nobody carries the part. We have to wait a week to 10 days for it to come in an order. Sheesh!
Our only alternative to a waterless kitchen for 10 days is to fork out big bucks on a new faucet. I am well into day 4 and growing weary of my "can-do" "pioneer woman" attitude. The photo below shows my kitchen water source.
We decided last night to go ahead and buy a new faucet. The "decent ones are at least $100. The 5 year old one above was $150! It's pretty and that's about it. The sprayer broke a year into our ownership. The soap dispenser failed us not long after that. I can hear my Dad in my head saying, "They just don't make 'em like they used to, Sis!". Ain't THAT the truth!