Wednesday 11 February 2015

Let's get pumped … round two ...

Hubby's away with work … and as sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west … that means something will go wrong.  It always does.

It could be as simple as running out of milk at 9:45pm.  Or there being a spider on the wall next to the toilet.  Or something, somewhere doing something that it shouldn't be doing  … like rattling or smelling or leaking etc.

Now let me digress just a little … in order for you to appreciate the full extent of my grievance.

Back on the 3rd of February, 2014 I wrote this blog post.

To sum it up, the stupid pump on the stupid water tank had stupidly stopped pumping and the putrid poo was rising in the stupid toilet.  I was given no conceivable choice but to pay Mr Pumpy Fixitman $800 to get my plumbing pumping.

At that time I made the bold pronouncement … because clearly I am somewhat psychic … that come the 4th of February, 2015 I would be forced to shell out more exorbitant amounts of money on the stupid pump  … because that would be the day the warranty ran out.

Well I managed 7 days of grace … but last night … on the 10th of February, 2015 … no doubt brought on by the absence of Hubby … I discovered this:

I sent a text to Hubby in the vain hope that he would tell me it was something I could ignore.

So call them I did.

"Oh yeah … that sounds like the connector joint … $440 … I'll be there this arvo."

And that's all I have to say about that!!


  1. That's it! Hubby can no longer leave town. No arguments, it simply just cannot happen. Looks like you get to go out of town from now on. YES!! How about a little trip over to NZ for a SuesDay or two???? Promise you will have fun, won't cost you a fortune either.

  2. Bloody hell, that sounds expensive for a little connector joint. Maybe you could google how to do it yourself? (for next Feb! ) There's bound to be a You tube tutorial.

  3. Never mind your psychic powers, you need to do a plumbing course, Jo! xxx

  4. Oh my God I hear ya! why?? why do things like this this happen when they are away? It's like a hubby/sods law mutant, I'm gutted for you, $400 just sucks, after this trauma I think it's important to do something fabulous for yourself (that's always my excuse and I'm sticking to it) x x x

  5. Oh no!!!!!!!! Darn problems that cost big dollars....I feel your pain. Xxxx

  6. There must be a cheaper way? I bet there's a tutorial on YouTube. xxx


  7. Feel for you. Like you say, sounds like a good idea in theory.
    We had tanks and a pump in PNG which my aircraft engineer Dad was regularly fixing.
    All I have to capital letters...TRAIN YOUR SONS UP TO BE PLUMBERS!
    Obviously they rake in the cash!!! xo Jazzy Jack