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Men...Can't Live with Them, Can't Kill Them

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

So this morning I noticed that the faucet on my patio was leaking. It was drip. It was steady, and you'd never know it, but the amount of water that you lose just from a drip is crazy. I pay close to $300.00 quarterly for water and sewer. The thought of my water bill increasing nagged at me all day. Then I made the mistake of mentioning it to my husband. I simply asked what we were going to do with the leaky faucet.

Do any of you have one of those husbands that know nothing about basic home repair, but think they do? My husband is lucky if he can drive a nail straight into a wall. In the 19 years we've been together, he's never successfully fixed a leak. Something took over him, and he thought he could today.

So he gets a hammer, yeah, a hammer, to break the concrete around the pipe. But he misses, and hits the pipe. Now it's spraying out water, but his solution was to take the hammer, and bust it off. So now water is gushing on the patio. At this point I ask, please hun, call a plumber. His answer was "why? I know how to fix this".

Next idea...go to Home Depot. He's gone forever, and he finally gets home with a copper pipe that has a cap at the end. He hammers it into the pipe in the wall. Then he tells my son to turn on the water. Not only is water still gushing out on the echo, but my kitchen floor becomes the Lake Michigan. So now I'm mopping up water, begging him to call a plumber. He tells me he did although he has not gotten here yet. I have no shower, no ability to wash my hands, wash my dishes, or make coffee in the morning.
Then he has the nerve to ask me, what's wrong? Why am I in a bad mood? If the man weren't 300 pounds, I'd kill him, and dump his body in the Everglades, but I'd have to involve an accessory.
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    Oh my good Lord! I guess knowing your limitations is important! My husband doesn't know a darned thing about the house repair esp. plumbing.. but he wouldn't try to fix it with a hammer!!
    2148 days ago
    Too Funny! God bless the Men that love us but...sometimes we just need a professional!! emoticon
    2153 days ago
    Yikes! Next time just call the plumber yourself! Hopefully tomorrow is better.
    2175 days ago
    Wow. I'm not a handyman either but I sometimes come up with some great ideas. Our faucet starting dripping. I went to the hardware store and got for like $5 a bronze garden hose shut off valve that goes onto the faucet. This tempoarary fix still works after about 5 - 6 years! You can see one on Amazon - one I got was all metal.

    Not bad for a Computer Geek and my wife wants to keep me!
    2175 days ago
  • TMW54812
    As Scarlet O'hara said " another day!"

    Stay strong.

    2175 days ago
  • TRIPLEL1977
    Oh my goodness! Lesson learned, call the plumber first, apologize 2nd. The male ego is a mystery to me.

    Sometimes in my 35 years of living with mine, I take the lead. let him get mad, but things get fixed for less than the mutliple trips to Home Depot and the frustration by both my husband and me.

    I hope you have a good shop vac for all the water. Good luck!
    2175 days ago
    I hope your day tomorrow goes better. I know how you feel when it comes to water...I have to have my shower & sometimes coffee in the morning.
    Here's to you emoticon . Good luck to you !!!
    2175 days ago
    Now that's a rough day! I hope the rest of your day went better.
    2175 days ago
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