July 22, 2013

PSA: Corn Husks Don't Go In the Garbage Disposal.

Rockstar Husband Status.
Can we just take a moment and talk about the fact that I have been blessed with the most perfect husband FOR ME? Like, I'm 100 percent sure he was created to help me survive life.



In a flurry of grumpy bad mood, I huffed and puffed my way into the kitchen so I could make some sort of statement by washing the dishes, only to slip in a river of dishwasher run-off and fall violently onto the floor. THIS IS NOT A METAPHOR. This actually happened. I found myself sprawled out in a half inch of water, and immediately started sobbing. 

Adam came running, probably thinking I broke a leg, when really the only thing broken was a huge dam of emotions.

Apparently, the night before I had stuffed a bunch of corn husks in the garbage disposal (not recommended evidently), and it became sufficiently clogged. Unknowingly, we ran the dishwasher Saturday morning, which turned our kitchen floor into the newest water feature on the block.

The overflowing dishwasher (and the pain radiating through my right elbow and left pinky toe from the fall) only gave me an excuse to cry about everything I'd been ignoring: boredom, loneliness, isolation, feeling like I didn't have anything to offer the world, and thinking it would probably be like this forever. Not to mention my jeans were rapidly absorbing the huge puddle that I was sitting in like a sponge. 

Adam was the kindest, ever. He helped me return to dry clothing, sopped up all the water with literally every towel we own (about seven), and unclogged the pipes under the sink. He simultaneously held me while I cried about all of the aforementioned things. He is a rock star. Since then we have gone on several long walks so we can talk and connect and endure together; this is a practice that I highly recommend. Plus, exercise!

Moral of the story: don't stuff your emotions, or your garbage disposal.

Previous post on Rainboots & Beef: On Learning to Love [That Girl] At Summer Camp
Most popular post on Rainboots & Beef: On [Finding Myself Among] Women of Valor
You might also enjoy: On [What I'd Say in a Love Letter to] My Body


  1. Pork Chops don't do well in the garbage disposal either -- just in case you ever wondered. :)

    I love YOU and the way you express yourself with words! You DO have something very vital and important to offer the world right now -- YOURSELF! Every experience and every thought and every question! You are a treasure -- and I love you!

    - Kristy

  2. Garbage disposal is one of the essential plumbing supplies which should always be a good working condition. People usually tend to dumb hard and solid waste in garbage disposal, which is the main contributing factor to clogged garbage disposal problem. Apart from the solid waste, there are also some other reasons which can cause this problem. The other reason may be that you are using low quality plumbing supplies so it is better to replace the old plumbing supplies with the new one. Same problem occurred at my home in the kitchen sink. So I replaced the old plumbing supplies with the new South Coast Sales heating plumbing supplies. Now the kitchen sink is in better condition and there is no clogged or drainage problem.

  3. This blog is very good and efficient with what it does. You give detailed explanations on your posts which make people to understand so much about this topic.
    Plumber Alabaster, Al

  4. Nice blog.. I am really impressed and you do an appreciative work.. thanks for sharing...i like to read this topic. please share something more...Thanks.
    Plumber Birmingham, Al