The incessant dripping of our shower head has me about pulling my hair out. It started as an infrequent and somewhat calming sound a couple of weeks ago. Just the occasional plink of the water droplet on the floor of the shower in our bathroom. We had recently replaced the shower head as it had gotten beyond nasty looking and was over due. Then the drip started. And it has gotten worse.
I told my husband we needed to get it fixed. It wasn’t bad but it had gotten a bit worse. He looked at it and decided that it needed a little more than he could tackle and that we needed an actual plumber to take care of it. We were gone for a week so that got put on hold. Somehow when we were gone it got worse. Much worse.
Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip turned into DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP. The incessant dripping is driving me bonkers. The cats love it as they think that the water on the shower floor tastes much better than the water in their nifty recirculating water dish tastes. They are always in there and if their litter box is any indication they have been drinking a lot. I have closed the door to the bathroom and my super sonic ears still hear it.
I hate to waste things and seeing the water just dripping like crazy is driving me crazy—or crazier than usual. All I can see is the face of my little World Vision sponsored child, Martin, who lives in Zambia who has a job of carrying water for his family . So I started putting a bucket under it now since it has gotten so bad. I can recycle that water to use for my plants and for other things around the house that need water.
The plumber/HVAC company that we have used since we moved here has been very slow on the draw the past two times we have needed them. Their customer service has not been all that great for whatever reason and so we are trying out a new company . The call was made today and we are scheduled for 2 days from now. Hopefully by the time this post goes live it will all be resolved and we will live in a drip free house again.
There are a lot of lessons to be learned in a dripping shower head. Left unattended it will not get any better. It will continue to drip– wasting precious resources and driving me increasingly crazy as the days pass. Kind of like a relationship that needs tending. Relationships are not always easy. Sometimes we need to do a little work on them. They don’t always function smoothly. Sometimes there are drips. Sometimes those drips are minor and just need a little tweak. But sometimes they need a lot more attention and tending to get them back to the right place. Here’s hoping that your most important relationships today are drip free. And if they aren’t –that you have the right tools and skills to get them back to perfect functioning again.