Tax season means different things for different people. I have been lucky enough to enjoy a hefty refund the past several years and while I really would like to spend it on an exotic vacation I have been spending it on housey stuff. (Though this year I have set aside enough to buy C a large screen TV he longingly looks at for his birthday next week. But ssssshhhhhh! don't tell him it's going to be a surprise.) But most of the the money went to a new HE washer & dryer (our washer was who knows how old and it has been making a scrapey noise for the last few months) and a new water heater (the old one was probably the original for this house and you could barely get a gallon of hot water out of it at a time). The washer and dryer were delivered and setup last week. The water heater was different - it was a DIY project. C is very good at home improvement and is neat about it. He spent most of Saturday installing the water heater. It's fantastic to have enough hot water to take a shower. But as I was watching C work on the water heater - I was thinking about my most recent ex and his attempts at home improvement. While sometimes he was good at it, most of the time it was a disaster. He always made me "help", but really I was just there to yell at. I remember once the kitchen sink was clogged - and we unclogged it by cutting the pipes apart with a saws-all. I'm not a plumber, but my grandfather was - I don't ever remember him unclogging drains with a saw. Anyway - I ran across these pictures - they remind me of some of the ex's projects.
Yep - the ex definitely had a hand in these repairs.... Scares me!!