So I thought I ordered some L.L. Bean shirts last night. I wasn’t expecting them for a while and I wasn’t worried because I don’t wear button-down shirts very often except to go to work. But guess what? They arrived tonight! Weird, huh? One of them is a very lame Xmas present for my dad. (Don’t worry, lameness of the gifts mean that everyone already knows what they’re getting except maybe my brother-in-law and I don’t think he reads my blog anyway.) I also got my expensive ebay plumbing tool that I ordered on Monday! Whee!
Well, the plumbing tool just means more work for me. It’s semi-likely that I’ll just flood the basement and have to call a real plumber. I know you’re supposed to let the professionals do their job, but there’s a macho quality of screwing up, I mean, “Doing it yourself.” I just hope none of it involves a hammer, because I always end up hitting my thumb. In any case, I’m going to experiment on a small section of plumbing before I do anything else.
It’s Friday night and I spent all night on the internets using the google, trying to figure out if there’s any credence to the story that PEX releases MTBE into water. So far, I’ve found a couple references that say that some do more than others. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. There are a lot of plumbers who hate PEX, but I’m going to give it a try.