Mitch hates me. He told me. That this revelation came after spending an hour and a half at Lowes and another forty-five minutes at Home Depot in search of plumbing parts for the new dishwasher is a moot point. I can’t help it that I have no idea what plumbing parts, elbows and tees, shut offs and hoses and whatnot are required to install the new dishwasher. I don’t do plumbing or electrical for that matter. But Mitch can stand for hours and does, staring at the vast assortment of whosidossals and create a masterful linkage of plumbing parts to connect the existing water lines and drains to the new dishwasher.
For the most part while Mitch rummaged through PVC pipes, elbows and tees I wandered through Lowes looking for stuff I just couldn’t live without. I found all sorts of cool stuff too. I bought a storage holder for the aluminum foil and plastic wrap. I found two twelve inch cabinets to slide in next to the dishwasher to take up the empty space we made removing the large cabinet for the spot to install the dishwasher, one with a drawer and one without to choose from. I looked at paint chips to paint the cabinets after the dishwasher installation is complete. The idea of painting the cabinets just makes Mitch cringe. I bought basil seeds to plant. I found a mirror I liked. All this while Plumbing Man was mesmerized by PVC whatnots.
Frustrated Lowes didn’t have something he needed even though we spent $85 on plumbing connectors and things; Mitch wanted to run to Home Depot to check out their plumbing section. Once again while Plumbing Man listened to sound of the Plumbing Siren, I went off in search of much more interesting stuff. The Siren doesn’t call to women evidently. I found more paint chips and checked out their selection of house plants.
I wandered back to find Mitch mumbling to himself still in search of the perfect plumbing concoction to magically make plumbing nirvana. I started yawning from the stifling heat in Home Depot and sheer boredom. In order to entertain myself and help pass the time I looked at the wall of gizmos opposite from where Mitch was standing. I looked down and saw a package with a hose and an assortment of plumbing connectors that said “Universal Dishwasher Connection Kit”. For the bargain price of $14.98 it contained everything Mitch needed to connect the dishwasher to the existing water lines and drains. I showed it to him and asked if it would work. He stared at it for a few minutes, then looked at me and said, “I hate you.”
Guess who will be taking all of the unneeded plumbing parts back?