Trying to salvage our Sunday

It's been one of those weekends where I've been to Lowe's three times, four times if you include Thursday into the conversation. Our hall bathroom had a slow leak that gradually became too annoying to avoid any longer. Thomas determined that some piece inside the tank was so old and corroded that it just wasn't functioning properly. Off to Lowe's we went to get a new piece, we replaced it but it leaked. Now we needed a new hose to connect the toilet to the valve in the wall. To the hardware store! We changed the hose and now the ancient valve that connects to the pipe deep into the wall was leaking. Guess where we went. Now, to fix the leaking toilet we have to turn off the water to the house.

Somewhere in the middle of all this I decided to unload the dishwasher only to find an inch of water in the bottom of it. I flipped through the manual and Thomas searched internet forums to troubleshoot our ailing dishwasher. We took apart all the plumbing to check for clogs and that wasn't the problem. So we took apart some of the dishwasher and discovered thick hard water residue and years of food goo. Gross! After cleaning the filters as best we could, we cracked out the CLR and ran that through. Twice.

At 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon we had one plumbing problem that required the water to be OFF and one that needed the ON.

We left and went to the beach.

Happy runners

Along the water