How Many Trips to Home Depot…

…does it take to plumb a sink? We don’t know yet. So far we’re at two.

Due to a misunderstanding between our contractor and me, we have been without a kitchen sink for three days longer than necessary. He thought I was hiring a plumber. I thought he had one on staff.

But! The Boy can plumb.


With the help of Kitten Thunder, of course.






We have running water! The Boy is still working on the side with the garbage disposal so a final picture, and stories of teaching the cats that the brown thing IS TOO counter, will be coming on Thursday.


Everyone is talking about Boston on the blogosphere. My aunt was running and my mom was near the finish line. They are okay. I send my thoughts out to those who were not so lucky. And I send my thanks out to the locals who helped. From the lady who pulled my mom and others into her apartment, to the organizers who guided runners to their evacuated families, and the hotel staff who welcomed them “home” that afternoon. My whole family loves you, Boston!


10 responses to “How Many Trips to Home Depot…

  1. Shazam! Your cats have skills! The third picture down is priceless.

  2. What would you do without us?

    Glad to know your family is fine. We send purrs to Boston too.

  3. My husband and I fixed my mothers kitchen sink. It took six trips to Lowes…stupid sink.

    • We got it in two. Mostly, I think, because of the raging blizzard outside. The Boy was probably more creative than he would have been on a sunny day when popping down to Home Depot was a five minute ordeal.

  4. kittenthundergirls' pa

    For me , it takes three trips. Minimum. Even if is for a washer for the garden hose.

  5. I love the picture of the brown kitten instructing The Boy on how to properly install the round thingy.

    I don’t know how many trips to Home Depot it will take. I usually take the old part in and say “I want something like this, but not broken.” I don’t know what I’d do if I were trying to install something new and didn’t have an old part.

    • Yeah, I’m pretty comfortable with plumbing, but I wouldn’t have even known where to start. We started with The Boy asking “is this all they left from the old sink?” Uh oh. They SHOULD have left the old drain that matched up to the garbage disposal. But we kind of like that we have shiny new ones.

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