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The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote, "Sink, sank, sunk!" - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote, "Sink, sank, sunk!"

It's outta here.

Got a little crazy round here yesterday afternoon between 2 and about 3:30. Eleanor got home from work, and I returned from rounds, at about 2, with plenty to be done. She was already finishing the cradle to hold the old, impossibly heavy sink; then the plumber called and asked to come early.

Erm, no.  We finally discovered the old sink was basically being held up by one corner clip, itself no longer screwed into anything, and  we'd just gently removed that and even more gently lowered it, successfully, onto the platform.  Now the old countertop could come out.  I requested the sledgehammer for this one; it was fun. Heh heh.

All that remained was to gently slide the new one above the counters where it would fit perfectly to the pre-ordered size.  Or not.  Turns out we'd missed a few nails still in the plaster or going down into the edges of the counters. Bam bam bam. Still no good.  It's probably relevant that it's a ton more humid this week than it was when we measured, so we chiseled. Eleanor sanded. And finally, just before the plumber got here (and a client- oh, did I mention I had one who could only see me this week at that exact moment AND was trying to GPS herself to the street with our name located in Tonawanda?), the final push worked.  It's in.

Moments later, the truck arrived. I wasn't here for the actual removal, but he got the old sink out; I'm told it wasn't easy for even him:

(We're keeping it; the kids have asked for it to go into the house they're dreaming of building.)

He then reattached the faucet and drain bottoms to the new one, and it slid into its prefabricated hold without any chiseling, drilling or bribing:


It's still not connected- and there's still the minor matter of placing and connecting the new cooktop:



But it looks beautiful.  The cats sat around it last night in muted wonder; it doesn't make rain but it LOOKS like that thing that did and why isn't the cat fud can in there, Daddy?

Earlier, Eleanor came home from her last temporary-assignment day at the Wegmans on (I am not making this up) Dick Road.  She felt a need for some levity, and she got it:





About the cost of the wine we might have once done, and far more long-lasting!

I was asked to provide sound.  OF THE GUN:




I can only imagine how it's going to go around here when we start playing with the electricity;)

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yesididit From: yesididit Date: June 12th, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
*giggles* at the minion gun!

new sink looks lovely! is the old one made of cast iron?
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: June 12th, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is indeed. Fired in the forges of Mordor and so heavy it gave Gollum the hernia that made him talkses so funny;)
yesididit From: yesididit Date: June 14th, 2015 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
my parents old laundry sink in the basement was made of concrete! after 60 plus years of service it developed a crack and no longer held water. in order to get the thing out of the basement, my dad had to take a sledge hammer to it and break it into little pieces that he could lift/carry by himself. then he had to haul it up from the basement piece by piece. he did it all himself. i'd have offered to help but didnt find out about it until after it was all done.
warriorsavant From: warriorsavant Date: June 13th, 2015 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

New sink

Oooh, shiny. Literally as well as figuratively.
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: June 14th, 2015 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: New sink

It's also deeper and more recessed, which is taking some getting used to.
warriorsavant From: warriorsavant Date: June 14th, 2015 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: New sink

True, but on the other hand, in that case, can be used as a spare bathtub.
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