Things always seem to break at the least opportune time.
Like how my shower handle broke on Sunday. As I was getting ready for my band concert.
The handle had been a bit wonky since the condo association had to do work to replace some cartridge (?) mechanism in the showers. All I know is that after that work, the handle turned harder and the center cap thingy was loose.
Anyway, fast forward to this Sunday and suddenly the handle won’t work to turn off the shower. It is not catching and the water won’t turn off. It took me a panicked 10 minutes of hunting for tools (that didn’t work) and then futzing around with the handle to get it to turn off.
During my running around I discovered something: I have no idea where water shutoff valves are. I mean, for the sinks I do– but what about main water for the unit which supplies the shower? Dishwasher?
Anyway, now I can’t turn the shower on for fear of not being able to turn off the faucet again. And I had a concert to get to– and this happens on a Sunday.
So I put in a maintenance order in with the condo– and depending on if this is related to the previous work or not, I may be stuck with the bill.
Oh, and they can’t get anyone there to fix it until Tuesday afternoon at the earliest– and I fly out on business Wednesday.
A great way to start a Monday.