Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Busy Father’s Day Weekend – A Father’s Job Never ends....

My Father's Day weekend started with a family outing to KL Metropolitan Park in Kepong. We brought some food there and had a small picnic. My eldest son skates and practised boomerang throwing at the field, whereas my little toddler had a whale of time playing at the playground and my daughter tested out her 2 wheels portable skates.

Then we went over to eat chicken rice at Fook Loong Chicken rice stall at Jalan Burung Pucung, Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong. My wife and I had chicken rice while my daughter ordered the yong tau foo and my son had the wantan mee. The chicken rice is nice and the roast pork is very crunchy. No wonder there is a long queue of crowd around the stall. The yong tau foo and wantan mee so so only. When we reached home, I realised that I still have the whole pumpkin that my ex-neighbour gave me. It was harvested from her mother’s vegetable plot. So, I made two Steamed Pumpkin Cake with it. I gave one to my neighbour. Then, my bathroom tap broke and I have to replace them. The renovation contractor installed the tap too close to the wall so there was no way for me to turn the tap to remove it. Therefore, I have to cut away the pvc pipe and replace one section with a flexible tubing. Time to get some stuff from the hardware shop, luckily they are open. It was a major job because I have to remove the whole sink from the bracket to install the tap. However, I managed to finish installing the new tap! My wife had a hard time keeping my curious toddler away from my working tools.
Tada, my new tap!

Since I already have all my tools out, I installed the long overdue key holder that my eldest son made in school on the wall in my house.

Then, the story that I just heard from my fellow insurance agent about his customer’s son who died after a sink fell on him struck my mind. I decided to check all my sinks and toilet flush tank brackets. Most of them had some rust and are falling apart. So, I had to visit the hardware shop again to get some new brackets. I had to replace the brackets at two of my bathrooms.
After finishing replacing the toilet brackets, my shower heater went ‘KO’, there is no hot water coming out from the shower. I called my electrician but he was too busy at his shop, so I have to dismantle the shower unit by myself and sent it to his shop. Then, my wife received a call from my electrician that the Euro Uno shower unit cannot be repaired. It is time for us to get a new one, so my wife and I rushed to the electrical appliance shop to buy a new unit. We bought a Joven shower unit with built in pump for RM399, a good offer price. It was a Sunday, so we could not get any electrician to install the unit for us. My wife was looking at me and grinning away; awwwww, I have to install it! I would rather have the electrician install the unit for us but then, the kids need to take their morning shower the next day before school. I have to get the unit up and running on Sunday itself! So, I got my tools out and started to install the new unit. First I have finished all the pipe work before starting with the electrical work. I have to replace the main inlet cables because the wires that my former electrician used were not of the right size. Luckily, I have some main power cable in my storeroom. It took me some time to finish installing the new Joven shower unit. I do not have the right size flexible tubing at that time so I have to make do with the hose from the old shower. The following day, I bought the right length flexible hose and power socket blanks to cover the hole on the wall.
Old shower unit

New Joven shower unit
See the pink long temporary tubing and the new short metal reinforced tubing I used?
We do not have time to fix dinner and my wife had to keep my little active toddler away from my tools. I have done a good job on home improvement and it was Father’s day; therefore my wife ‘belanja’ (treat) me to dinner at Mei Gai Yuan.
The dinner cost RM64 (medium serving). My charge to install the shower unit! Ha ha ha! Although the dishes are of medium serving we were struggling to finish them because my family are small eaters! A hectic but memorable day indeed! LOL!

14 comments:

smallkucing said...

I thought Father's ay, father supposed to goyang kaki geh. How come u have to install so many barang? Really 18 hao Papa :p

manglish said...

hahhahha happy father's day aahahaha

xin said...

lol. how ironic. even busier on father's day. i agree with smallkuching, u are a 24-hr papa :P

smallkucing said...

opp...just noticed...sotong..kakaka..i also posted sotong today..Ling also...haiz..someone is going to kill us lor..must be thinking conspiracy of sotong :p

wenn said...

wow, such a memorable day for u. btw, yr pumpkin cake looks yummy!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

A busy and happy father !

suituapui said...

Wah! A handyman... If only you live in Sibu, anything wrong can call you! LOL!!! I don't like the dry "yong tau hu" - prefer the ones they serve in clear soup.

Wah! Wife belanja! You lucky man!!! We went out for dinner...and I had to pay! Sobs!!!

Christine said...

Happy Father's Day Pete, you got so much done too, you are really talented.

tuti said...

pengsan. i read on and on and you didn't stop repairing things and going to the hardware shop to buy parts!! haha.
happy belated papah day.
you are a good dad.

Ann said...

Wow!!!! You wonder Mr Fix it man. You got a bro that I can borrow. My tap in the bathroom is leaking since the day I moved it. The toilet also.

After fixing all the broken things, he can cook me a good dinner.

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

WHOA! SO BUSY!! nemind showing u a good daddy oso! =p

Claudia Sibert said...

a belated - happy fathers day wish is in order. glad i came across your blog. its a fresh read!

Bananazஇ said...

Bro my tap from the Bank is broken need your expertise to fix it need all the cash..come quick..haha. Busy papa huh!!!!

ChloeRuoyi said...

Wah... really a busy day for you. Good that you managed to get so many things done in a day. Your pumpkin kuih looked so good. How I wish I'm your neighbour haha! Anyway, Happy Belated Father's day to you, Pete :0

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