Do it yourself- or sometimes NOT2014.08.23. // Property

With the intent of upgrading our kitchen faucet and saving some money my husband and I purchased a new faucet from a do-it-yourself home improvement store. My husband happily started installing the new faucet with only a few choice words, as I read the directions out-loud. When we finished we only had two screws and three thing-a-ma-gigs left over, which we are convinced manufacturers add into the box just to confuse direction readers like myself. The moment of truth happened when we turned the water back on. Water went in every direction and our dishwasher no longer worked. Instead of calling an emergency plumber Manchester on a Sunday we enlisted the help of the local handy man. He was older with a thick Wisconsin accent and seemed to know what he was doing. Seemed was the key word here as the dishwasher did work again and water was not shooting out from the surface but underneath was another story. By morning we created a small pond under our kitchen sink. In the end we ended up calling a plumber after all. Then we discovered the style of faucet was not compatible with our sink.