Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Sink (almost)

It is five o'clock and he's heading down the home stretch. What should have been a two hour job has taken my poor husband the whole day. Actually, I am not surprised. Somehow it seems that these "simple" jobs have a way of complicating themselves.

Can you tell from the picture that the sink does not quite fit? Therein lies the problem. We have a custom counter - and the opening wasn't the right size for this new sink.

So it was back to filing, sawing, filing, sawing.....you get the idea.

At long last - success!! It isn't quite finished, but the rest should be smooth sailing - should being the operative word.

It is beautiful - much deeper and so nice and shiny. My old sink had gotten rather dull after all those years of faithful service.

My contribution to this project was going to Home Depot for silicone caulking. Running true to form, I had to go back and exchange it. The one I got was old and hard. Who knew? I don't think I've ever been sent to Home Depot on one of these errands and gotten it right the first time. At least this time I only had to go back once.

I am thankful for a patient, skilled husband who has worked very hard today.