Sunday, February 12, 2017

HEARTS & FAUCETS


Romantic gestures aside... our Valentine’s Day gift to one another is... running water in the kitchen sink. Our plumbing to that spot... has been broken for about a week and a half... due to a leaky faucet... that stopped working altogether. Not to mention... it had been corroded for a while... on the outside spigot arch, making it UGLY too. (But in all fairness it was fifteen years old.) The inconvenience of NO WATER has been intolerable for the most part. Who doesn’t operate without their kitchen sink in working order?  My husband called the Price Pfister people to get instructions on how to fix it and they surprised him by offering to send out a new faucet, FREE OF CHARGE. Who can resist a deal like that? This product is warranted for life to be free of leaks, so they wanted a NEW one in place, not a repaired one. It was a $200 item replaced totally FREE. Imagine that? BRAND NEW and fancier than we had. A bargain for sure. Fixing it was one thing, but putting a new one in is quite another. The next problem was... my husband is no spring chicken, not agile in the least… so he worried about installation and getting in all the positions needed to connect it without hurting his back or making himself sick. (He has COPD and SPINAL STENOSIS) I finally convinced him now that his Social Security check came in, to call the plumber and see how cheaply he could do it for us and how quickly? I know hiring a professional cuts into the FREE part, but still we were given a gift.  So for the cost of a dozen roses, and box of chocolates… everything was back in working order with new hardware in place, in time for Valentine’s Day. Now... I’m feeling the love, aren’t you? 
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11 comments:

jack69 said...

Price Pfister is one of the best. Good for you. Surprises, good ones, make for smiles in this life!
To copy a phrase, 'A day without your kitchen sink working, is a day without sunshine!" LOL Hope it is in soon!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a great Valentines gift to each other. A kitchen needs a working faucet for sure !

betty said...

Nice to hear a company honoring their warranty and word. Glad you arr back up and running. That would be a hassle with no running water in the kitchen.

Betty

littlemancat said...

Very nice! Moen also will replace spigots,faucets,etc.for free. I've had two replaced.
Mary

Jon said...

A reliable kitchen faucet is definitely better than a box of candy....although I'm greedy and would like to have both....

Perhaps you can have a nice, simple Valentine's dinner at home. Whatever you do, I hope it's a pleasant day!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

this is such a good outcome. my brand new super expensive faucet set broke and the company was horrible. a small replacement part cost us 200.00. good for you guys!

Mevely317 said...

What a nice gesture from Price Pfister!
I don't know what's up with faucets, but a few years ago the one in our kitchen was acting out so we elected to get a new one for each other for our wedding anniversary. Oh, what a chore DH had installing it! Glad you opted for the plumber!

Paula said...

Nice gift in my book.

Red Rose Alley said...

Sometimes that's the nicest gift to get a little something for the house, especially a faucet, which we all need. I feel for ya, as my refrigerator is not working right now, and have to replace a part to get it fixed. Not our usually Valentine's is it, Taryterre. But with that said, we have a fridge and running water, so life is good. I love your stories, dear one.

~Sheri

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a deal! It's a nice looking faucet, too. I know you are happy now that you have a working faucet again. Worth much more than flowers any day!

Danielle L Zecher said...

Your faucet looks really nice.