Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Reasons why I love Twitter

We need a new kitchen faucet. Ours leaks unless you have the handle in a certain position that's near impossible to find. Plus I just don't like our faucet. It's old and dingy and I'd like something new. Preferably with two handles instead of one.

So I spent several hours looking around and found four that I liked, emailed them to John and we both agreed on this one:

I went to buy it and noticed that the shipping was $22.13. WOW! For a faucet? It's sold by another company through Amazon so I go to their site, where they have the faucet for the same price, but with free shipping. At the bottom of their site they had a Twitter icon so I look 'em up on Twitter, send them a tweet saying that I found a faucet I like on Amazon, the shipping's $22, yet free on their site, and what's up with that? They shoot me a message this afternoon asking for my contact info and the item number and tell me that their Amazon rep will contact me soon to get me free shipping on my order through Amazon.

That's social networking folks!

In news unrelated to Twitter, but related to plumbing and faucets, our bathroom faucet broke (or something) this morning. I'm almost done with my shower this morning when there is this thud sound and the shower turns off. Water is still coming out of the spout though so I go and pull the little thing to turn the shower back on and water starts coming out of the back of the spout. Please remember that I'm BLIND so this takes me a bit to figure out. The spout has also come away from the wall and is now at an angle rather than flush with the wall. I decide to give up trying to figure out what the heck is going on (because I can't see) and just stick my head under the faucet, wash the conditioner out of my hair and yell to John, "our bathtub is broken."

Remember when we bought the fridge for our 1 year anniversary (yeah, we're that romantic) and John tried to hook the water line up and flooded the kitchen? $185 later the flood was gone and we had water to the fridge. Needless to say he's terrified of all things plumbing so his response this morning was, "order a new faucet for the kitchen and call a plumber out to install it and look at the tub faucet." Yeah. Not going to happen. I think the kitchen one should be easy (I watched like 5 videos online on how to do it today). I "think" the bathroom one may just be that the spout is old and just wore away maybe? I'm going to unscrew it (also watched a couple of videos on changing the spout and that's super easy) and see what's up. Hopefully if it's just that we won't need a plumber. I really hope it's not something to do with the pipes though. The thud sounded like something with the pipes. Let's hope I don't come home to a flooded bathroom.....


  1. Same thing happened with my fridge and I still don't have any water to my fridge.

  2. It sounds as though you found for your faucet purchase. I have used them about 6 times and have been very pleased with the results. I can't wait to try the breakfast braid. Great ideas.


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