Occasionally, different streets at Jojoba Hills have get-togethers for members of their little neighborhoods. Tonight, the Granite Loop (that I live on) had a holiday potluck dinner down at the Ranch House. Normally, I’m not much for these social gatherings, but I made an exception for tonight. I thought it would be a good idea to meet my neighbors. I’m glad I did. The folks surrounding me at the table I sat at were most interesting. Some were founding members that have been here since the early 90’s, while others were even newer members than I. All had the common ground of having lived on the road, and the tales were fascinating. It was good to have interesting conversations other than the state of the weather…especially for someone that lives solo.
But what I really want to talk about tonight is another challenge I’m facing. Does anyone remember the Golden Girls TV show? If you do, you may remember that Sophia always started a story she was about to tell with…”Picture this…”
I’d been having some trouble with water pressure since I’ve been here. The pressure at the spigot is super strong, and I have a pressure gauge on my hose that keeps the pressure down to 40-50 PSI. However, there was barely a dribble coming out of my faucets in the rig. Very frustrating. Next to impossible to take a shower, etc. Wasn’t too happy since I had just replaced the gauge this past summer. So, I ordered a new gauge from Amazon. In the meantime, I removed the gauge from my hose and barely turned on the water at the spigot. I did notice a slight leak at the kitchen faucet.
Fast forward to getting the new gauge and installing it. Now, the water pressure is good. Not too strong, and not too weak.
So, ‘Picture This’… I’m in the middle of washing dishes the other night, and the curved tube faucet head blasts off of the lower base and hits the cabinets above the sink. In it’s wake is an Old Faithful geyser spraying everywhere! I’m stunned! By the time I had gathered my wits about me, I’m soaked as well as everything else in the area. Eventually I was able to shove the tube back into the base after I shut the water off. I’ve tried super gluing it back in, but that didn’t work. I’ve had several showers since.
Tomorrow, I’m off to Home Depot to get a new faucet. I just hope what they have will work with the fittings in the rig. Anyone know the answer to that? And then there’s the chore of installing it. I’m not sure I can get the old fixture out let alone get the new one in without leaks. Not looking forward to squeezing under the sink either. How does one fit in that skinny cabinet?? Uff-dah!
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy