Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I Tried to Warn Him!

I really, did try to warn my husband about the hose that blew (Tickle for Tuesday). I called him on his cell phone while he was at work. He is not supposed to receive calls while working, so when it went straight to voice mail I just left a message. *Note to self: DO NOT DEPEND ON MODERN TECHNOLOGY! WRITE A NOTE NEXT TIME!

J. woke me up very early, ~ 4 am. He said something to effect of finding the leak the hard way. "I left you a message." "My phone was dead." Uh-oh, he didn't receive the message!

It turns out that J. went to Wal-mart after work and picked up some liquid hand soap. (In order to save money I have been diluting dish detergent for the kitchen pump and cheap kids' bubble bath for the upstairs bathroom. J. never said it bothered him, but now I know better.) When J. got home, he filled an empty hand pump. While filling the pump, a little went on the outside of the dispenser (or something--remember, it was really early my brain was fuzzy), so he wiped it off with his finger or hand. He then decided to prime the pump. He had soap on his hand and when he went to wash them, the cold water took the path of least resistance and came out the pipe that was supposed to be hooked up to the dishwasher. J. had to re-clean the cabinet and everything in it. Fortunately, it only took him two towels to do the job. He then proceeded to fix the line. He did this work with the soap on his hand. I guess he was tired, too. He didn't think to rinse it off in the bathtub. When J. got home he had plugged his phone in. After I had been up with him for a while, we heard his phone receive the voice mail.


Damama T said...

OH MAN THAT STINKS! Poor J! 4 a.m. and he's playing plumber. YUCK! Glad it's fixed, though.

And just what's wrong with using diluted other soap for hand pumps? LOL! They actually did a study about the difference between "antibacterial" soaps and plain stuff. Turns out that it's the ACTION of washing WITH ANY soap that makes the germs go bye bye. There was only like a .2% difference in the test results. So, around here, shampoo remnants, or whatever will lather up goes in the pumps. I even cheat with the foaming pumps and figured out the water/soap ration to use to get them to work with the leftovers! Tell J I said to quit being silly and buy you some chocolate with the extra change! ;o)


Brandi said...

J. has really been a good sport about the whole diluted soap thing. He hasn't complained and I've been doing it for a while. He just doesn't like that it runs out of his hands (I think).

Mrs. Darling said...

Yikes what a mess!

I use diluted soap in my handpumps all the time cause the kids waste 9/10 of it anyway! :)

Brandi said...

Mrs. Darling,

I know what you mean. Some of my kids seem to think they need two or three pumps for their little hands. I only use 1/2 a pump myself, so I know they don't need that much.