Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Kitchen Sink

For five years now I have been badgering my dear husband for a new kitchen sink. The sink residing in our home upon purchase was a not such high quality cast iron painted white sink. I am a clean freak. This white kitchen sink would scratch and stain if I even thought about putting food in it. One touch of a pan and the scratches appear. The bain of my existence! Rust stains lined the sink. I could not have it anymore!!

Lo and behold, I return from class to find my entire cupboard underneath the kitchen sink full of water. I was delighted, thinking (knowing) I was finally getting a new kitchen sink! My dear husband, who is always the voice of reason (as he reminds me daily) decided it be best to fix the leaking sink. Okay, I went along with it for a few minutes (we all know how this is going to end). We head to Lowe's, look at some sinks (upwards of $300 for a new one and another $250 for the faucet I want). Again, the voice of reason reminds me that a fix will only cost about $20.

I do not give up that easily. So I ask the salesman if he has any "clearance" sinks. Lo and behold, he does! I pick out a new, beautiful, stainless steel one hole sink - something I have been dreaming about (I know, I'm weird). My dear husband, the voice of reason, can't deny me this beautiful sink - especially when the salesman marks it from $200 to $25 for us. And there was much rejoicing - even by the voice of reason.

(I swear I heard a heavenly chorus rejoice when I purchased this sink!)

We get home, me giddy over the prospect of cleaning a brand new kitchen sink. Dear husband starts the process of installing the new sink. Turns out installing a new sink is not as easy as one might think. Our old sink was GLUED to the counter top, not bracketed like it should be. With much gnashing of teeth, dear husband gets the old sink out. All I can say is good riddance, rust trap! He tries to install the new sink and it does not fit. Again, with much gnashing of teeth, dear husband does everything he possibly can to make the sink fit. After two more trips to Lowe's, still can't make the sink fit.

So here I am, the next morning with no rusty old sink, no beautiful stainless steel new sink and a mess all over the kitchen! I guess the moral of this story is be careful what I wish for! And be grateful for a dear husband who is still speaking to me after four hours of fighting with the kitchen sink!


Char @ Crap I've Made said...

Oh no...

Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil said...

I have complete sympathy. I have felt what you are feeling now. Good husband. Good Luck.:)

Heather said...

Hey Kristine! I hope you don't mind but I found your blog through Tracy Sain's blog. It's awesome! I can't get over how big your kids have gotten from when I babysat them. Crazy!

Elizabeth said...

I hope things get fixed quickly and in a manner that will make you HAPPY!!! :))