6:10 Decide that it’s time to replace the leaking faucet and realize this could take several days. Got consultation at http://www.plumbers-portsmouth.co.uk/.
6:15 Ask sweetheart–who is busy building a sauna–if there’s anything I need to know about replacing faucets since I’ve never done it.
6:16 Annoy sweetheart who thinks he ought to be doing this for me and told that it’s really hard to fit under the sink and that this task involves a lot of swearing.
6:20 Discover that I fit really well under a sink. Piece of cake.
6:35 Call brother since dad isn’t home–so as to avoid annoying sweetheart again–to see if he has any clever ideas for removing difficult faucet nuts.
6:38 Lots of hammering followed by some swearing.
6:45 Take break. Feed horses.
7:00 Hammering followed by some swearing. Wishing the basing wrench would stop slipping off the nut.
7:05 Cursing the practices of previous homeowner, the engineering of ridiculously thin nuts and the slipping basin wrench
7:15 Drink beer and search internet for a better tool (there isn’t one, but found this interesting site Tom Sondergeld Plumbing instead, lots of useful things)
8:00 More hammering followed by some hallelujahs. Install new faucet.
9:00 Check for leaks and clean up a little.
9:30 Drink beer and decide that cleaning can wait until morning.