I am THE Home Engineer!


Today, (which was wednesday, Feb. 14th) I needed to give the dog a bath, because frankly, puke breath and piddled-on face don’t smell so good.
The shower head we have is, oh, let me just say, crappy. And the little hose thingy I have for bathing the dog , is, lets just say, crappy.


There is not enough pressure to get the fluffy dog wet and it takes way too long to bathe her. Her poor little body shakes and shivers the whole time I’m trying to get her clean, like shes been beaten with a hose, or something.
Which could possibly be the case, she is a pound puppy with an unknown past.
But she is treated like a princess now, except the baths and hair brushes, which she hates.
So, anywho, I decided, I am woman, I can change this shower head myself.
I go to my handy dandy drawer in the kitchen to get my tools. Now my ‘tool’ drawer consists of a flat head and phillips screwdriver, scissors, small wrench and some tie thingys, tape and razor blade. Fine for the home engineer.
The Wrench is too small, so I get alittle torqued
Why do people say this? I dont ‘to cause to rotate or twist. ‘
tho if you ask my hubby he would tell you he has seen my head do that.
So off I go to find a man sized one.
Ok, so far so good. Throw the showerhead in the purse and off to Home Depot.

Back home with the showerhead after standing at Home Depot for what seemed like hours deciding which one to get.

My mouth hanging open staring up at the display. Now I know why
my hubby gets that expression. Dumbfounded.
I wanted a 6 foot cord to reach the dog and one that would not hang there all crooked and fall off.

ok, so far so good. In between dinner, and my sons wax job I quickly and easily install the showerhead!



Now to  bathe the puppy!

Anna Bella, the beginning of the bath. You can’t see it but she is shaking like a rat sh*tting razor blades. Oh jeez, has anyone EVER heard that saying?

My dad had some whoppers and that one was ranked pretty close to the top by me and bro.

Notice the nice flow of water coming out of the shower head.


Every time I look at this picture I want to roll on the floor laughing.

Anna Bella, post bath, waiting to shake off the water everywhere in the house.

Some days are just better than others and some days we wait to die.

This day just happened to be both. 🙂 (more of the saga tomorrow, stay tuned!)

Philippians 1:21-26 –21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 But  if {I am} to live {on} in the flesh, this {will mean} fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which  to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both {directions,} having the desire to depart and be  with Christ, for {that} is very much better; 24 yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. 25 Convincedof this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.

About Kristina

54 year old Christian lady, knitter, crafter, church admin, thrill seeker (only when shopping at thrift stores for tremendous bargains) my 4 dogs and my pigs servant, a child of God, saved, redeemed and trying to be joyful in a fallen world.

4 responses »

  1. I truly believe this is the first time I have heard the phrase “rat sh*tting razor blades” and Philippians quoted in the same post.


    One time I said “F*ck” in the middle of a particularly exasperating prayer. I apologized to Jesus, but he said it was OK–Peter talks that way too.

    (He was, after all, a fisherman.)

    I just figured out the friend surfer so I added you.

    Nice shower head. Both of our bathrooms need remodeling; I’ll give you a call when we are ready for estimates.

  2. I almost fell off my chair laughing when I saw the second pic of the dog. Ours hides once he knows it’s bath time and hears the water running. He goes stiff when I try to pick him up, like one of those demonstrators getting arrested. 😆

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