Monday part 4

The thing about the light at the end of the tunnel is that, when you see it, you’re still in the tunnel. 

This has been a rough week.  Today, I was going to try to get the dishes done.  The sink had dirty water left in it, and it took forever to drain, so I thought I’d take some time to clear the drain so the water would run better.  Running hot water down the drain only worked to a degree, not an acceptable degree, so I pulled out my wrench and took off the trap. 

The problem quickly became apparent — a chop-stick had been put down the drain, and had slowly been gathering crap on it until it was blocking the drain almost completely.  Removing this problem was quick and easy. 

The new problem was that the piece of drain-pipe that goes between the trap and the main drain line fell apart in my hands.  This is going to require more time than I have before I leave for work today (not to mention money I need to put into my gas tank to continue working until I get paid).  And I can’t, thus far, get the part of the pipe that screws into the next piece to move. 

Okay, so it’s not like a house fire, but it means that I can’t use the kitchen sink at all until I get this fixed. 

So I’m going to do a Jeopardy.  The new champion is really, really cute in a quiet, classy, very smart nerd-girl way.  But she’s married.  A very good player — cleared more than $40k on her first show. 

I’ll see what I can do with the drain when I get home.

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