Monday, May 23, 2011

It's ah-me... Mario!

Look at what that wacky husband of mine did today while I was at work:

He fixed the leaky pipe! As you can see from the pic above, he installed a thingamajig on the whatsitcalled. Look, I'm not a scientist. I'm just trying to tell you what he did.

But first, he had to install one these:

It's a compression fitting shut-off valve (also known as a doohicky). This allowed him to fix the leaky pipe without having to have the city turn off the water to the house. What a guy! I was going to Photoshop a photo of Rob's head onto Mario from Mario Brothers' body (you know, because he's a plumber and all), but I'd rather go hunt and gather some supper right now. Maybe next time. At any rate, I'm really proud of Rob and his handy work today with the plumbing situation in the basement.

But wait, there's more. He also started the bathroom project. I helped a little when I got home from work, but most of this was Rob's doing. Because scraping 50 years of paint off bathroom walls and ceilings sounds like a good time, right? Actually, no. No, it's not.

Here's a preview:

Good thing we got a jump start on what was intended to be an "easy weekend project." Wish us luck, people. Over and out.


Kelly@TearingUpHouses May 23, 2011 at 9:15 PM  

progress is good!


Cindy @The Flipping Couple May 23, 2011 at 10:12 PM  

Three cheers for progress!! Can't wait to see everything you get done by Monday night. : )

Life in Rehab May 24, 2011 at 12:42 PM  

Ugh, I just got a glimpse into my future. I hate scraping paint, but kuddos to Rob for getting so much done!

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