An Extra Hour

Guys! I never sleep in. I just basically have a terrible time with it. And, Lizzie doesn’t help either. I’ve, sadly, trained her to get up early too. But, last night in hopes to manage the time change, I fed her quite late. And then let her snack before bed. And she let me sleep in! Until 6:30, which was technically 7:30, and that’s the longest she’s ever let us sleep. I got an extra hour, it was wonderful!

And you know what? Somehow I even managed to sleep through my daughter’s alarm clock she must have accidentally turned on while cleaning her room. She headed to a sleep over yesterday, so she wasn’t home to turn it off. It had been ringing for ages. But I never heard it. Amazing.

I got quite a lot done yesterday as well. On my list for this week was to take the drain stopper in the bathroom sink off and try to clean out the drain. I’d done so a couple weeks ago but it was still running pretty slow. Better, but slow. So, I moved everything out from underneath the sink, removed the stopper, and gave it another go. Nothing. I thought maybe I wasn’t able to reach the clog with my cheapo clog remover tool, so I tried going after it through the hole under the sink where the drain stopper gets connected. No dice. Realizing this was a bigger job than I needed it to be, but REALLY wanting to not be fighting a drain again, I grabbed a large bowl and decided to remove the trap. Then I fished my clog remover in from under the sink, and out popped a putrid smelling rat sized ball of hair and gross. OMG. I got it! 2.5 years living in this house with a slow sink and I finally got it. And you know what I found in that rat sized ball of hair? A flexible plastic washer that doesn’t belong to any of the current plumbing. I am willing to bet that was the problem all along.

I basically crowed about this for the rest of the day. I kept telling Mr. Ink that this day had been life changing. Thankfully he laughs at my hyperbole. I was just so excited! I got to deep cleaning the bathroom with no sense of irritation about it, because at least now? The water would actually run down the sink, instead of me needing to wipe out the sink once the job was complete. Life changing!

I knit on my sweater yesterday almost exclusively, I guess I really want it done! I am about halfway through the second sleeve I’d say. So, really not much of note to show off. So, I took a picture of the fiber I have on the spindles right now. I haven’t done too much work on this, but it’s been floating around for those moments where I don’t want to knit and don’t want to drag the wheel over either.


The fiber is edgewood garden, and it was another braid generously shared with me from Introverted Knitter. I love this colorway, it’s going to be gorgeous and I am having a terrible time deciding if it should be a 2 ply or 3.

And that’s it from here! Another bike ride will be had today I think, and some additional sweater sleeve knitting. Mr. Ink seems to think we need to mow the lawn, but I suspect he’ll be doing that job alone. It’s been a good weekend!

12 thoughts on “An Extra Hour

  1. Those chores (the drain) are both the best and the worst.
    The best because when you are done the world is a much better place.
    The worst because it takes up so much emotional energy before you get it done, and no one notices that you did it (unless you tell them).

    • Oh man, so true about the emotional energy part. I get myself into a weird brain loop where I cycle through everything that has to be done to just access to drain, and spend more time in that loop than it would take to just do the job.

      • To combat that, I’ve been challenging myself to do any task that I think will take less than 2 minutes at the very moment I think of it. Medium successful.
        I’ve also been trying to set a timer for 15 minutes each day to work on the ‘terrible’ to do list. I’m making good progress but still find my self vastly over estimating how long it’ll take to do things. Ie cleaning the fridge really only takes 20 mins.

    • Thanks! I am simply impressed that this time I didn’t break something else that took 3 trips to the hardware store to fix.

  2. I am so impressed with your plumber ness. !!! I cleaned the house on Saturday. Accidentally, because I starting dusting andjust kept going. I know where you are with wanting that sweater to be done! I am working very carefully on my vest. Fingers crossed it is still going along without any tears!

  3. good job on the drain! Our bathroom drain is slow, I am pretending if I run enough water, the clog will move on. Your post makes me think maybe not… Wanna come over?

    The spinning looks so bright and cheerful just what we need for a gray November day!

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