Lauren 1, Heat Vision 0

February 9, 2008

Journal, Lauren

My undying thanks to Lloyd, who took over posting duties this week since I wasn’t feeling well (a cold, a fever, a rash, then a different, more sinister cold). As you have seen, he’s such a good writer that people are footnoting him!

When he fixed the sink earlier this week, I was very grateful that the dripping finally stopped. As we chuckled over his ‘heat vision’ repair, he said, “Be careful turning the faucet off or it will fall apart.” Ummm…. I’m not what you would call a ‘careful’ person, and promptly broke it. The gushing water wouldn’t shut off, so we had to head it off at the supply line. Since then, we’ve been living like pioneers and toting water from the bathroom sink in a pitcher. You know, it wasn’t as inconvenient as I thought it would be.

We used a lot less water, that's for sure.
Anyway, the real part came in the mail today, and while I was sleeping, a little elf came along and made the water work again. Thanks, elf, you’re my hero.

Do NOT buy Moen faucets.

Moen faucets are NOT cool. Do not buy one.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Lauren 1, Heat Vision 0”

  1. Peggy Said on:


    Elves never show up at my house … what attracts them?

    Hope you feel better Lauren!!


    • Brad Said on:

      Whenever I see elves at my house, I get the shovel. Their carcasses make great rose bush fertilizer, by the way.

      (I’ve used the word “carcass” two days in a row now!)


  2. Brad Said on:

    Seriously… new faucets only cost like 80 bucks. 🙂


    • Lloyd Said on:

      You obviously didn’t live through the great faucet shortage of ’02. Something like that makes a lasting impression on you. Even years afterwards you still remember those dark, dry days.


  3. Annette Said on:

    It’s not just the faucet…it’s the new counter top, apron sink, cupboard doors, oven, and oh yeah, sanded floors. You don’t give a Mouse a Cookie, and you don’t give Lauren a Faucet.


  4. Deanne Said on:

    I wonder if the Moen people will turn up at your blog with a long list of excuses and some money to make you feel better.


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