Shower of spinach?

The shower grossed me out.  We’d had the water off, due to the excessively cold weather and fearing that the lines would freeze.  To simplify things and not worry, we simply shut off the water and drained the lines.

The water was reconnected, and then I turned on the shower, thank goodness it was just to fill the water bowl for the cats.

It was normal water, and then I put the bowl under the stream to fill it.  About then, the water pressure had a stutter, and it spurted a few times as it vented out the air that had gotten trapped inside, followed by a vast quantity of chunks of what appeared to be minced spinach, probably some form of algae that had been growing…somewhere.  It was gross.

With a sigh of resignation, I headed into the kitchen to turn on those faucets.  As you can guess, its not very far from the bathroom to the kitchen in a travel trailer.

I turned it on and the flow was normal for a while.

Then, it stopped, barely dripping.

It stayed barely dripping.

I tried leaving it on for an hour or two.

It still dripped.

What appears has happened is that the hose that connected the trailer to the spigot had been growing a crop of algae, unbeknown to us.  Draining the hose, and it sitting and doing the alternating freeze and thaw cycle that we spent last week with, the algae then loosed from the walls of the hose.  When I ran the bathroom faucet, it cleared out some of it.  The rest, apparently, has clogged up the kitchen sink.

Life is tough enough without a clogged kitchen sink faucet.





Just imagine the frustration.  Now, we have that to fix too.

When will our lives quit being complicated by the irritating little things????



About giascott

Writer, blogger, cook, grandmother, mother, wife, radio personality, outdoor enthusiast, dog enthusiast, crafter, artist, and part-time nut~~I've earned a lot of t-shirts in my day! I'm one of those crazy independent women who can cut down a tree, build you a shed, sew you a dress, cook your dinner, make some soap, pitch a tent, build a fire, catch some fish, dig in the garden, chase a kid or two, write you a poem, paint you a picture, and a dozen other things...just don't ask me to sing! I'm also embarking on a relatively new portion of my life, one of being disabled. I'm learning some lessons along the way about a lot of things too.
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