Day: September 8, 2014

Monday, 8 September 2014

09:38 – We got an order overnight from Canada, which is the first international order we’ve gotten since at least the first of August. That’s a bit odd. In that period I’d have expected to ship at least ten kits internationally, probably eight of which would have gone to Canada.

Barbara noticed yesterday that the kitchen faucet was loose. When you move the handle, the whole faucet moves. So I crawled up under the sink and checked things out. There’s a metal stud sticking down with a bolt on it, which I’m sure is what clamps the faucet assembly to the counter top. Unfortunately, I don’t have sockets that are deep enough to get to the nut, and there’s no room to maneuver a wrench or pliers. Not to mention that Barbara has little faith in my plumbing skills. I think she’s afraid I’ll try to tighten the nut and end up flooding the kitchen. So I called the plumber, who’s going to stop over tomorrow morning.

As I’ve said before, it irks me to hire someone to do trivial repairs. Hell, I remember the days when I’d have thought nothing of replacing my Jeep CJ’s starter or water pump, or relining the brakes. No more. In the immortal words of Dirty Harry, “A man’s got to know his limitations.”

Back to work building and shipping kits.

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