Wednesday, November 30, 2011

20 Minutes -- $135

Why didn't my mother tell me to marry a plumber?   We just paid $135 for 20 minutes of work. That's $405/hr.  if the plumber can find 3 other easy jobs like ours.

It is a lot of money, but we are actually very happy that our drain clog was nothing more than gunk build up and it was easy to fix.  An electric snake thingie, 20 minutes and it drains faster than my checkbook on the C*old*water C*reek site. 

$135 for 19 years of build up.  We thought it was a reasonable charge if broken down to $7.10 per year.  There is an optimistic way to look at almost everything.  :)

While the plumber did his thing, I was coloring quilt mystery block pieces to see if I could figure out what it was before I made it.
I still have no idea what this is.
With these mysteries you have to figure out how to put the pieces together and I gave up because I just couldn't get it to work.   Do you see anything in this mess?

I am not going to sew it until the mystery is revealed and I can see if it's something I like.


  1. I don't but I don't quilt. Love them. I still love the old patchwork the best.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. That wasn't a bad charge at all Zoey! Mine was here at least 2 hours or more and had to replace parts. Apparently our clog was way down the line. Here's to another 19 yrs of clean drains!
    I'm curious to see what your quilt will look like! : )

  3. I'd say sew it anyway and see what you get..I sure can't see what it's supposed to be.
    I am so happy I married a 'fix almost anything' guy..but I like your way of optimistic thinking:)

  4. This really made me laugh. I've been telling my daughters (age 23 and 19) to marry a plumber! They think I'm kidding.

  5. Like Red Green says: If the women don't find you hansome, they might as well find you handy.

    I'm not a plumber, but I can run a snake and solder pipes pretty well.

    My uncle was a plumber, and the dirty situations they get into make them really deserve that least most of the time. There are shady ones of course :-)

  6. It looks like a golden ring to me? I usually trying to figure it out too, but I didn't take the time, this time.

    sorry to hear about your plumbing problem!

  7. I think that is a good price...I would not like to be the one to get into peoples plumbing...eeek...just saying...woulnd't want to pick up trash either...

  8. Zoey, clean pipes, ah nothing better! Sorry the price had to be so high, though. And being married to a fix-it-all guy has it's ups and downs, of that you can be assured. The up side is they can fix it, the down side is, WHEN?? Sometimes it would be so much more convenient to call in someone and get it over with, lol!

    I am not at all familiar with the quilt/puzzle, but it looks very intriguing. Can't wait to see what you come up with!


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