I went to empty the dish water out of the sink.
(yes, I was washing dishes by hand... and enjoying it. I have indeed lost it completely)
But instead of hearing the nice water-going-down-the-pipes sound, all I heard was
SPLASH! SPLASH SPLASH SPLASH SPLASH!!!
I shoved the drain plug back in & started swearing even more than usual, as from behind the cupboard doors beneath my sink gushed the dish water. Out onto my rug & the kitchen floor and my poor little feet. Ugh. Wet socks... wet rug... wet floor... o_O
I ran & grabbed towels, Britt brought me more & we got the cleaning stuff we keep locked under there out & everything dried off.
I stuck my head under the sink & swore some more as I saw THIS...
Aaaaaaaand a close up...
Aside from nasty gunk hanging out of my pipe, the only problem is that the pipe is no longer connected to the sink drain.
Wait, what? @___@
I am reticent to call our maintenance guy, as we called about our bathroom sink once before (it was leaking), he came & "fixed" it, and now I've got the hot water tap turned off (because it still wouldn't stop running.) And neither does the cold water... it drip, drip, drips...
I've been trying to figure out how to fix that one on my own as well. My dad was going to help when he was here, but we got busy & forgot. Oops.
So tomorrow I'm going to bury myself in the interwebs & see if I can figure out a relatively not too difficult way to fix my damn kitchen sink, so I may wash dishes... and if not, then I'll be calling our property management company.
I suppose that the bonus of living in an apartment without any owner/manager supervision on-sight is great most of the time, except times like this... Actually, our entire 12 apartment complex is falling apart... le sigh...
I'm hoping that I can figure out an easy way to fix this myself (and my bathroom sink too...)
Anyone who knows anything about plumbing, either shoot me an email to
or leave a comment... ^____^
Any advice is welcome, even if it's along the lines of, "Dude, suck it up & call your maintenance guy."