Thursday, December 04, 2008

the power of boiling water

I am a fan of boiling water for many reasons. The main of which is that when the heater in your apartment is broken and your apartment is thus freezing and the water is freezing, boiling water is great for bathing.

Yesterday, though, I discovered a new reason to love boiling water. Guillaume's sink in the bathroom was completely clogged up and unusable, and so he had started using mine about 2 weeks ago. My sink also very quickly clogged up, and we tried everything to unclog them, hoping to not have to resort to sending some horribly toxic and dangerous chemical down there.

We unscrewed the pipes and tried to clean in that way. No go. We bought a sink plunger. No go. We bought a natural pipe cleaner. No go. Finally, I was going to try putting some baking soda down there followed by white vinegar. But then we went out, and I forgot to buy white vinegar, so I decided, in the meantime, to just pour boiling water down the drain, and voili voilu,. . .
Guess what?
It WORKED! That was all it took - just pouring a little bit of boiling water down the drain. Now we have two totally unclogged sinks. Amazing!

In other news, Sarah's vegan Thanksgiving potluck was fantastic, and I ended up making the muffins that taste like donuts from the Vegan Vittles cookbook. They were a big hit.

Also, Guillaume and I celebrated our two year anniversary yesterday (a bit late, mais bon), and I am SO excited about my gifts!
I got these amazing hot pink shoes (that are unfortunately too big, but I'm working on getting the right size, so I'll post a picture as soon as that happens.
And then this super cool backpack:

I discovered today that it is actually waterproof, and this thrills me to no end.

And I got Guillaume this mask of Pan made by Tihomir Marinkovic, a Croatian mask maker. Isn't it awesome! I hope he likes it as much as he says he does.

To finish, YAY Christmas is coming!!!!

4 things said:

Guilllaume said...

Yay hot water!
Yay waterproof backpack!
Yay Pan mask!

mom said...

Audrey, Your backpack is tres cool! And Guilliaume's mask is incredible!

I'm glad you discovered the hot water....vinegar with baking soda may have exploded the pipes:)

Kristen said...

So I had the best comment to post that went something like this: Yay for boiling water, pink backpacks, pan masks, and christmas. It looks like Guillaume beat me to it!

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