So I decided to quickly defrost a whole chicken for dinner tonight.
That's when you fill your sink with cold water and place your desired frozen hard as a rock poultry in the water; completely submerged. If it's not defrosted in a half an hour, drain the water and re-fill it to prevent bacterial growth.
Once the sink was full, I returned to the living room only to be disturbed by the sound of water trickling. Drip, drip, drip. I look under the sink and the water was leaking. I remove the million items underneath the sink and see that the problem is much worse than anticipated. I jiggled the sink strainer and yup, the water that was in the sink came out. I notice that it was corroded and guessed that it had to be replaced. I wanted to be sure that I knew what to do.
I quickly hopped online to my favorite DIY website, Instructables.com and asked for help in the community forums. I got a great reply that confirmed my diagnosis.
I didn't get to make chicken for dinner but I did make some carnitas with rice and salsa. It was good. After dinner, we took a trip to Lowe's and bought all of our parts for $4.00. My husband of course, had to buy a work light, "to help him see better."
All in all it was an easy fix. It was a bad sink strainer and instead of using the plumber's putty, hubby said, "Why don't we just use the other rubber gasket?" GENIUS! It would cut the wait to dry time by 100%. And it worked!!
I like the "fix it" dates my husband and I have. He doesn't ask me to hold a light or to get him a drink, it's more of a open conversation and problem solving/critical thinking kind of thing.
The best part? Not having to do dishes.