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Mother's Day

Thursday, May 13, 2010
I'm a bit late in writing this, but I wanted to show the world what my brother and I did for our mother on Mother's day. After much deliberation (which, of course, means several emails that I read and didn't respond to) my brother and I decided to get our mom a new kitchen faucet. Though she lives in an apartment, a small (undo-able) upgrade to the fixtures there would make her life better.

Her new faucet

She moved in to a nice apartment, but it had a cheap faucet. The cheapest, in fact. It did its basic function of allowing water to flow into the sink, but that's about it. She really wanted one that was detachable and had a built-in sprayer. We set out to find one.

Of course, I jumped up and volunteered to do this project having never done anything like it before. Still, I figured, "how hard can it be?"

And, let's face it... it wasn't that difficult. At least, not for the design we were using. Fortunately, everything was still relatively new so the parts were all modular and there wasn't any rust or anything like that. The only hiccup was that I had to make a mid-project run back to Home Depot to get some longer hoses.

Her new faucet

It's a modest upgrade, to be sure, but still... I'm happy not just that I was able to help my mom, but also that I was able to do it. I've never been very handy around the house, yet I feel that this project may have emboldened me. Are there more interesting upgrades to come in the future?


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