When you live in a 100-year old house, there are things that go Boom in the night REAL LOUD.
Most recently, what went BOOM was a 50-year old shower door, and it had heaved itself right off the wall. Poor, tired, 100-year old walls can’t fight a suicidal shower door.
So Top Cat got to demolish the old shower and with the help of the plumber next door, he put in a whole new shower for us. That, in itself, is a whole other saga. The less said, the better.
Today Top Cat put the finishing touches on solving one last problem with the new shower ( a persistent leak through to the dining room ceiling), and the drawing above is his illustration of the talk he gave on the topic (to me).
Now, listening to a detailed explanation of the inner mysteries of household plumbing is not how I want to spend ten minutes of my life. But Top Cat was so pleased with his ingenuity that he asked me if I wanted to hear all about it and I said “Yes, oh yes!” and he got out his pen and he started to diagram the shower drain, the bathroom floor, and the dining room ceiling — all which you can see, above.
He even said, at one point, looking at his sketch, “Hey — that’s a pretty good drawing!”, and I listened to it all. Because Top Cat married me when I had five cats and I owe him.
So tonight, Top Cat and I are celebrating our new shower. We’re having my favorite dinner (champagne and pizza), and the Toppermost of the Cattermost has just put an old Michael Jackson album on the turntable. I know what comes next:
Have a great weekend, everyone.