As you will soon find out, this is more a post as to how NOT to change your shower head. As I mentioned before, now that I own my own place, I’m trying to be handier (since you just can’t call the landlord anymore).
And well, I noticed my dog often came home from being out with the dog walker looking like this:
Although really, I can’t complain about the dog walker since this how he looks after a hike with me:
So this is all to say, my dog often needs a bath, which is a problem because I don’t have a bathtub and he no longer can fit in the sink.
SOLUTION: A Hand-Held Shower head!!
Easy right?!? I had changed a shower head in a previous apartment and thought it would simply just twist off… So here is my latest how-to…
STEP 1: Assemble your supplies.
STEP 2: Try with all your might to twist off the old shower head.
STEP 3: Get really frustrated because the thing won’t move, throw the pliers down and make a Bloody Mary (because you are doing this in the morning and it would be socially frowned upon if you went straight to wine).
STEP 4: Knock on the strong, strapping, FBI agent’s door (the one guy that lives in the building). And ask to borrow his muscles.
STEP 5: Find out that he can’t budge it either.
STEP 6: Repeat step 3 (possibly with the muscle man…wish I had thought of that one).
STEP 7: Muscle Man redeems himself and shows up with CLR and a bigger wrench. Soaks shower head for an hour and it’s easily able to be removed with the bigger “manly-man” wrench.
STEP 8: Let muscle man install new shower head since he’s already on a roll. Bake cookies as a thank-you.
Gatsby got his first shower the next day:
STEP 9: Get annoyed by constant dripping and call property manager who hires a plumber because some valve is broken.
(As I said this is really how not to install a shower head.)