The kitchen faucet is dripping.
No, that is not a metaphor for our financial disaster created by Washington.
MY kitchen faucet is dripping. Drip. Drip. Drip.
If I lift the lever and turn off the faucet right in the middle, the drip stops.
Confession? It has dripped long enough that even the kids know how to stop the drip. Darling... um... kinda.
Not only is the faucet dripping, but the plumbing under the sink is dripping. Specifically, it drips when the disposal runs. The disposal seems to be perpetually clogged. I noticed the drip when taking out the garbage. The drip/gush under the sink appears to be coming from the U-bend connections.
So. What's a Girl to do?
I could turn off the water and try to figure it out. Excuse me, I could try to figure it out and then turn off the water and fix it.
Or, I could use my home warranty and spend $50 on the deductible and have a plumber come out and fix both problems.
I could do it myself for, what, $10? That leaves me $40 for groceries or kid clothes or to transfer into savings.
What would you do?