Reason #51 why you should live in a van or small RV—while plumbers are working on the bathrooms in your apartment/condo/house, you still have access to running water and a makeshift bathroom.
I should have done this a long time ago. The plumbers are changing the shower faucet valves because the old ones were cheap and very difficult to turn. So difficult, in fact, that over the years I’ve broken several handles just trying to change the temperature of the water. Like, ten.
Seeing as someone else will be living here in a few months, and I’ll be a bona fide landlord, I figure it would be nice to provide them with non-pain-in-the-butt shower faucets. Why I didn’t feel that I deserved the same courtesy while I lived here, I’ll never know.
Apparently this particular job is a huge pain, as evidenced by the amount of swearing I keep hearing. I’m glad I called the pros to do this one—the $1800 price tag hurts a little bit, but I suppose it’s par for the home ownership course. Hey, that’s Reason #52—Plumbing in a van is cheaper and very much a DIY project, while plumbing in a home is ridiculously difficult and expensive. I could replace all of Gypsy’s plumbing for less than $500, and that includes a fresh water tank, a grey water tank, a pump, and a faucet—and I could do it myself without any worry that I might royally screw up.