I don't know if this happens to you, but when a mess, or a gross thing, or something I don't want to deal with has been there long enough, I really don't see it anymore. Take for example my bathroom sink. It's from 1974, not even “avocado” but “mint” back when pastel bathrooms where all the rage. I happen to like the color, and it does match the tile (also original, of course), but the faucet was a disgrace to put it mildly. Impossible to get clean after years and years of build-up. One day, one of my adored beyond measure cleaning girls said gently, “You know, if you replaced that faucet, I bet it wouldn't cost all that much and it would really make it look nicer in here.” See?
So I told the engineer. Who said, “Of course we can replace the faucet! Why haven't you asked before?” Let's not get into how many times we've discussed updating the bathroom shall we? Off we go to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Does your town have one of these? I hope so. It's like a garage sale/flea market and is eerily similar to my own garage where The Engineer's craigslist habit has filled the non-car side with...free stuff. The car side? It belongs to Sparky. Sparky Von-Boom-Car, the former Toyota Paseo which is a set of batteries away from being an electrical car. 99% done. We ran out of money. It's been sitting. A while. Got fired in 2009, remember?
We find a great sink, with a great faucet. Serendipitously, the week before I'd been looking for a new razor, which I knew I had, and ended up spending 4.5 hours cleaning out under the sink. I think I might have mentioned this before, or maybe that was facebook... but every twelve years, whether it needs it or not ;-) is my motto. Five trash bags. Two donation bags. Clear plastic totes each holding its category of stuff. Easy to move should one need to install a new sink. See this? I'd call it “in the nick of time”
Check out the price.
Happy camper here.
Do you have a mess you don't “see”? Found a good deal you want to brag about? Or are you like one of my friends whose house is ALWAYS perfect?