Didn't you wonder wher all that black stuff came from? I had to clean out my
sup-pump once, e gads, what a mess, black slime, hair, yuk. I couldn't afford
a new one and was so proud of myself when I put it back together again and it
worked. I didn't miss my calling as a plumber, I wouldn't want the job, how
good going girl, it's kind of fun to know you can tackle things that men
usually do and learn to sirvive without one if you have to, right. Go
In a message dated 2/11/99 10:58:11 AM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
<< Subj: Re: [MOL] Carla the Plumber!! :-)
Date: 2/11/99 10:58:11 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: email@example.com (firefly)
Carla, just think what you learned and now you know how to fix your own
plumbing. A real plumber would cost a fortune! Have you missed your field?
What was that TV show where there was a female plumber on it, what was her
name? Someone help me her. Proud of you there girlfriend! lillian
From: Carla <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: mol cancer <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, February 11, 1999 1:22 AM
Subject: [MOL] Carla the Plumber!! :-)
What an event!! This morning I got up and I took my gold necklace into
the bathroom to put on as I was ready to leave and I picked it up and ...down
the sink it went...!! This meant alot to me and I was heartsick.. Well the
bathroom sink doesn't have one of those lift out plugs and there was nothing I
could do, but leave for my doctors appointment... I stressed and stewed over
it and then I realized that not only could I, but would I take the sink
After dinner tonight.. I went in search of a bucket, towel, flashlight
and yes... a pipe wrench... Oh I was feeling so very proud of me... and I
trudged into that bathroom opened the doors and cleaned out the "stuff".. Once
that little organizational task was complete.. I spread out the towel..
spotted the flashlight, grabbed my wrench and went to work!
I turned and nothing and turned and nothing and turned and turned and
turned... Not one to become daunted over minor details.. I went in seach of
another thing-a-ma-bobble that looked like it would turn... It was at the
other side of the gooseneck.. I put that wrench on it and low and behold it
turned... Yes!! I was on my way... Once I got that one loose I was able to
get the other one off and dumped the gooseneck in the bucket and there was my
necklace!! Yes!! Ace Plumber and happy heart...!!
Then I went to put the sink back together.... :-( ..... Everything was
kattywampus and after alot of work.. I had it back together.. turned on the
water and.. swoosh!!! water, water and more water!! Once again I took it
apart and started over again... there was this funny little round rubber
thing that I couldn't figure out where to put it.. I had it everywhere!!
So I called my friends house and spoke with her husband Bill.. He said he
would come over, but I said.. just try to help me by phone.. I just know I can
do this.. He said it would be hard to tell me where the rubber thingy (seal)
went without seeing it.. Well, we gave it a whirl and I got it back together
and no water from the gooseneck.... !!! Yeah.... Instead it came from the
back wall.. Now I hadn't even gone in there!! So Bill came over..
Seems the sink needed to be cleaned out anyway... Now if you have never
had this experience.. let me tell you that we should all be forced to buy
biodegradable soap!! You wouldn't believe what this stuff looks like after it
hangs out and joins up with more in the drain!!! It is ugly!!! Yuck! Next,
you should never put hair down a drain... it is very intersting with sludge!!
Oh well, he also discovered that a seal was broken and the first thing I
found was the hot glue gun.. but we routed around and found a sealer.. A new
one would be cheap, but at 9:00.. not easy to come by in rural america.... It
is all back together, but there is a drip once in a while from the gooseneck..
This means I need to go buy another rubber gasket and start all over again!!
Please learn from me... Don't put your jewelry on by the sink drain...
and wear rubber gloves if you are going to go deep sea diving in drain
sludge!! I look like I rebuilt an engine!!
Well my friends.. I am over/past my bed time.... So this is your
favorite plumber signing off!! Love and hugs, Carla
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