Last night I again had a hard time falling asleep, despite the fact that I was tired. After reading a chapter of 'The Hobbit' and lying in bed for a few hours, I started getting really irritated. I was hungry too, which was weird because I ate a bowl of Rice Crispies right before I got into bed. Was that really 3 hours ago? So I remembered I had a bag of mixed nuts and M&Ms in my backpack from a previous hike. So I got out of bed and ate a smokehouse almond. Joy began to fill me as I devoured the sugary-salty goodness contained in the bag. I got back in bed comfortable and content.
So, for some reason I had high hopes for today. But alas, high hopes are made to be crushed. I got woken up by my mom saying she needed me to go to Home Depot with her. Not a bad thing, after all the Y chromosome in me lures me to that place. Then she mentioned a fabric store... *sigh*. But we were going to meet Cloey and Isaac there, so at least I'd have another guy to hang out with. As it turns out, Jarom came too, so it wasn't too bad at all.
At home depot I had fun enough. We ended up buying two lights and a new faucet for my bathroom. Back at home I wired in the two lights, easy enough. It probably took an hour for the both of them. Jarom showed up and helped with the second one. Then there was the faucet. I could have gotten away with not doing it yet. In all reality I didn't want to replace a faucet at all. It just didn't appeal to me in the least. But I figured I should get it over with.
3 hours later I was more irate than I can remember ever being. What do I hate about installing faucets? Well, everything. Making a mess. Getting covered in... I really don't want to know what that stuff was. Working in tight places, my tools being blocked from where they need to be. Crap falling in my eyes. Pipe tape is the evil of all evils. At one point I was wondering what the breeze on my forehead was. I wasn't too pleased when I realized it was sewer gases coming out of the disconnected pipe. I really don't want to rant any more.. I'd like to forget the ordeal completely. But here is the outcome:
The faucet is installed completely
The drain plug functions (after much tribulation), BUT the fake chrome ring around the drain popped off, preventing a seal. This means the sink won't hold water and I have to put in a new drain... meaning I have to take off the p-trap again, get crap everywhere again, smell the lovely sewer gases again, and have one heck of a time assembling the drain plug mechanism.. AGAIN! I could scream.
And my arms and hands itch like crazy from the fiberglass insulation in the light fixtures. Grr... I need the almond joy of last night back...