Hello and Happy Tuesday! Hope that you’re having a great day. 🙂 Stampin’ Up! has some new Weekly Deals for us but before we get to those, I want to show you what I did yesterday…nope, it’s not stamping related. I put a new sink stopper in my kitchen sink…not just the plug part, the whole metal surround and part of the drain pipe too! You can read on as long as you promise not to tell my husband what I did! 😉
The kitchen sink has been bugging me since we moved in a few months ago. They previous owners had put these “decorative” covers over the stainless steel part and they were all beat up and chipped. I decided that I should remove them. The cover over the disposal side popped right off, exposing the stainless steel piece that you’re used to seeing in the sink. Since that was so easy, I decided that I’d “pop” the other one off too…this is where the trouble started.
My husband mentioned that he thought there was more to it, but I assured him that I knew what I was doing and I’d take care of it. He said, “okay” and left for a business trip on Sunday. I decided that yesterday was the day to remove the other cover. I pulled out the tools and went to work trying to pry it off. I soon found out, after I broke the cover, that my husband was right (don’t tell him that I said so!!). There was a long bolt that ran through the center of the cover that I should have unscrewed first so that I could lift it right out. Once I removed the cover, I found that there wasn’t any stainless steel ring under that side, so no easy fix. Okay, no problem…I’ll just take the broken cover to Home Depot to get a replacement.
I got to Home Depot and I found out that they don’t have that type of cover, it’s a special order. Now we’ve got a slight problem…my kitchen sink no longer has a functioning drain on one side and this definitely isn’t going to be the quick and easy fix that I thought it was. So I decided that I’d just buy a replacement stainless steel piece and stick it back in where this piece came out. Based on my vast knowledge of kitchen sink plumbing and the opinion of some random Home Depot employee, I bought what I thought were the right parts for the job and I went on my merry way.
I got home to find that my great plan for a quick replacement wasn’t going to be so quick after all…I ended up having to go back to the Home Depot to purchase the tailpiece (for you “non-plumbers”, that’s the piece that attached to the bottom of the strainer, runs down and attaches to the rest of the drain). The tailpiece has to be cut to fit…another slight challenge, thank goodness for the reciprocating saw that my husband happened to have left out from another job that he was working on. I hacked up the tailpiece and went to work assembling the sink.
I was so proud of myself, I got everything assembled in the right order and I turned the water on to test it…and yep, you guessed it, it leaked! Ahhh, now I’m really in trouble. I took everything apart and put it back together 3 more times with the same result. I finally pulled out my trusty laptop and found a YouTube video on how to install this piece in a kitchen sink…probably should have done that first, but who really needs directions for this type of thing? Apparently I do, I discovered the importance of a big glob of plumber’s putty…I stuck everything back together and this time it worked with no leaks!
Fingers crossed that it won’t leak any more. If it does, I’m telling my husband that the previous owners must have done something to it…all that I did was pull the decorative cover off. 😉 But I am glad to know that if this stamping gig doesn’t work out, I can always fall back on my fabulous plumbing skills.
Hope that gave you a chuckle today…now on with the regularly scheduled programming!
New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! August 18-24
Here are this weeks Weekly Deals:
Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through August 24.
August 16-31 Host Code: 3BJBCVKT
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog!
Stamp With Amy K 2015 Holiday Catalog Shares
I’m offering 2015 Holiday Catalog Shares again this year. The deadline to join is August 30! You can see the full details and find a form to sign up for the shares that you’d like on my 2015 Holiday Catalog Shares page. Please let me know if you have any questions.
One of my team members, Mary over at Stamps-n-Lingers is offering Holiday Catalog Shares too. Be sure to stop by to check out the options that she’s got for shares!
50% Off Your First Two Months of Paper Pumpkin!
If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time…get 50% off your first two months!
Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015
Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
The Fine Print:
- For new subscribers only.
- Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
- Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
- Visit PaperPumpkin.com to join.
- Enter the Promo Code, HALFOFF when you sign up.
- New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).
Backorder List From Stampin’ Up!
Stampin’ Up! has provided us with the list of items currently on backorder with their anticipated in-stock date as well as the items that are low inventory and those that have been turned off temporarily due to backorder delays.
Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated:
138135: Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies
138281: Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (second shipment)
138296: Washi Label Punch (third shipment)
135294: Variety Pack 1 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
138435: Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
138401: Gold Metallic Thread
138402: Silver Metallic Thread
138378: Tin of Cards Project Kit (fourth shipment)
I will continue to post the updated list as Stampin’ Up! provides the to us, so be sure to check my blog before ordering to avoid frustration when items are unavailable.
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