It was a no hesitation answer.
“But I’m not sure I can explain what I need.”
That’s probably not the best way to begin solving your bathroom sink problems. He escorted me to Jim, the plumbing expert. I began to explain, but mostly with hand gestures and sign language.
“You know the stopper in the bathroom sink?” I began.
I was looking for the horizontal rod that connects the thing you push down with the thing that pops up. By this point Jim was probably calculating what I’ll be paying a real plumber after I screw this up!
Amazingly enough I was able to explain with enough specificity that Jim reached onto a shelf and pulled out a yellow package labeled “SINK REPAIR.”
Holy crap–he knew.
The end of the old “Ball Rod Assembly” had sheared off after 20+ years on the job. Now it’s my turn to replace it.
I am not what you’d call handy, but I think this is a job I can do. Helaine will be standing by with 9-1 already pre-dialed.