Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Working with Dad

Since my parents live in Alabama and we are in Florida, I rarely have the opportunity to work on home improvement projects with my dad. I'm definitely the "handy" one in Larry and my relationship, so I enjoy doing things around the house myself. A few weeks ago while we were in Lake Placid, we picked up a copper outdoor shower that I intended to install myself. Larry kept telling me to have a plumber do it, but I wanted to figure it out myself.

Mom and dad were in town this past weekend, so it was the perfect opportunity to have dad help me install the shower, and it's a good thing he did. We headed to Home Depot Saturday morning to pick up the connections and piping we needed. Apparently, there is much more to rigging an outdoor shower than I imagined because we needed several different connections, an elbow, a splitter for the hose, and 7 ft of copper tubing.

It took us the better part of 2 hours to hook everything up, mount the shower and run the tubing. It was hot and we sweated our asses off, but it was nice working with my dad. I wish we had more chances to do it.


Chelle said...

I love that shower head. I have never seen anything that cool.

Nicole said...

I absolutely love that shower head. How awesome!

Ballpoint Wren said...

Now, everytime you look at that pretty showerhead you'll think of your dad. That's a bit of a scrapbook, that showerhead.

My dad and I used to work on...

...refrigerators and freezers!

I was on vacation once and our elderly host had a sick refrigerator, so I called up Dad and he talked me through the repair.