Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mmmm, Much Better

So, when things get stuck in the garbage disposal, I usually wait until Steven comes home so he can fish the thing out. It's usually just a water bottle lid or a baby spoon, but still. Why is it that as an educated adult woman, it still freaks the living daylights out of me to stick my hand down there? As if the disposal might become its own thinking entity and will turn on just to get back at me for all the weird things I put down there.

Give me a break, I haven't been getting a lot of sleep.

It used to be like this with grills. I used to think that if I touched the propane tank on a grill incorrectly or opened it wrong, it just might explode with a fury leaving my children with no mother (and, after teaching a grilling class to about 40 women, I learned I wasn't alone). If I can get past that, I can surely get past a garbage disposal!

Well, besides needing some obvious therapy, I've solved the stinky sink problem. I had to overcome some fears and clean the underside of the black rubber that keeps the water and stuff from flying back in your face. That, along with some Kaboom (that purple cleaner the really loud & obnoxious guy sells on TV) to get rid of all the hard water, I'm not smelling anything. Thanks for all the advice, everyone!


John said...

I am glad that you took my advice.

Emma said...

Oh yes,that was such a problem in TX. I got used to cleaning regularly. It does stink! Glad you fixed the problem.

Anonymous said...

I have the same paranoia about sticking my hand down the sink! I WILL NOT do it...I don't care how bad it stinks...I know the disposal will somehow turn on and rip my hand to shreds...

The McClellan Clan said...

Okay mindy, you don't know me atleast I don't think. I went to hair school with Aleisha so if you ever went there then I do know you!! I LOVE YOUR POSTS. Sorry but I do read them. I love your personality and I love that you post recipes cause I love to cook. But I was just reading this post and I have to help you out and if it doesn't work, maybe new pipes and sink will work :) But at Bed, Bath and Beyond, in the kitchen section, they have these little orange or yellow balls that smell like lemons or oranges, but you just turn your disposal on and put 1 or 2 in and let it go. It smell nice immediately. Another thing is when ever you cook with lemons or limes or oranges put some left over pieces in your disposal it really helps and smells so YUMMY!!! I hope this helps ya!!!! And thanks for letting me read your blog- hopefully you don't mind!!! Cause you seem really cool!!

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