Well… y’all know I dye yarn to earn money. And y’all know that dyeing yarn takes a bunch of water. And that I work in my kitchen. And that’s where my water is.
This is the state of my kitchen sink at the moment. That’s the top of the drain pipe, glaring up at me from the middle of the big gaping hole in the bottom of the sink. It is supposed to be connected to the sink. It’s not connected. And I’m not dyeing yarn.
I started noticing a leak when I would put dishes in to soak before scrubbing (makes scrubbing them so much easier — let the soap do what the soap does), and the water level would go down a bit. I thought at first it was time for a new sink strainer/stopper. I was mistaken, as I discovered when I actually heard dripping underneath and found the plastic dishpan in the cabinet full to overflowing.
It took a few days before Fixer-Dude came to deal with it.
I thought (and Fixer-Dude thought) it was just a worn gasket or something under there. Easy fix. So he got a new gasket thingie and set about to install it. Turned out that one of the nuts was broken as well, so he went back to the hardware to get the other stuff he needed. That was last evening. I thought he would return sometime today to put in all the parts and get it all back together again. He tends to work later in the day, so he may still come, but it doesn’t look like I’m going to be dyeing anything today.
I have my yarns ready to go, but I’m not putting them into the pre=dye soaker until I know I’m going to be dyeing. Wet yarns tend to stink if they’re left in the soaker too long.
Anyway, if you’re wondering why I’ve not shown a new collection of Blog Reader Specials yet this weekend, this is why. 🙂
Meanwhile, since I’m not dyeing, I’m not making new money to cover all my regular bills due at the first of the month. This is a problem. So, if you see anything you like on the Blog Reader Specials page, send me an email with your selection of two or more yarns and include the word Drainpipe in your request and I’ll take 20% off your order. This offer is only valid until the sink is fixed and I’ve posted a new collection of Blog Reader Specials, which will probably be Tuesday if I can dye tomorrow, or Wednesday if I can’t dye until Tuesday.