I don’t know if it’s part of his hearing issue or he’s just not paying attention. Maybe it’s the Lipitor?
This happened Tuesday, but only got the chance to write it up today.
Tuesday I was brushing my teeth when the faucet made a loud whine and knocking noise. I quickly turned off the cold handle. The hot was not on. I was done brushing and needed to rinse my mouth. So I turned the cold back on. Loud, ear-splitting whine and knocking noise start again. Then the handle for the hot water shoots off the sink, and hot water is spraying everywhere.
My mouth was filled with toothpaste and I’m not sure when I ended up swallowing the toothpaste.
I go to the kitchen to communicate to my dad that the faucet needs to be shut off.
Me “Where’s the water shut off in the bathroom?”
Conservation goes around and around for a bit, with me asking about shutting off the water in the bathroom, and dad not understanding what I’m asking.
So dad decides to go to the bathroom to check things out for himself. He sets one foot in the bathroom and falls and slides on his back. At the time I was worried he hurt himself, but now I’m laughing at it.
Dad finally got the water shut off, with me holding a cup over the hot water handle-less spot.
Dad ended up having to run out and get a new faucet.
Then my uncle reminds both me and my dad that I had mentioned that the hot water handle was hard to turn.
See, I like to use my elbows to turn on the hot water, so the handles don’t get dirty. I’d stopped using the hot water, as I couldn’t turn it on with an elbow anymore. I kinda’ got after dad for not paying attention to me. He says, “Well, I would have had to replace the faucet anyway.” I pointed out he could have replaced it much sooner, and there wouldn’t have been a mess all over the bathroom floor. Hope all that water didn’t damage anything.
On the plus side, I can now turn the hot water on with my elbows again.