Sunday, February 10, 2013

Water Resolutions

Water filter after a year's use.  Started out white

We are past New Year's Day.  I'm a bit late. Finally made room in the Things I get to do today for changing the water filter at the kitchen sink.

Bins out.  Grit and dirt and water filter under the disposal.

Perhaps it's a month or so late because there is a sequence of events attached to the process. The filter is under the kitchen sink along with the usual and unusual other things: Recycling, garbage, compost, sink/dish cleaning materials and bin for spent egg shells.  We just keep cycling those shells through the chickens to keep more eggs coming: like returning your empty pop bottles and cans to have them come back full in a day or two.

Tool tray:  one more place to clean
Pulled out the bins.  Discovered the debris that had missed the bins in the last six or eight months. Changed out the old water filter which was the color Caramel Cream and way too rich for the color of water.  

Observed the filth in the tool tray on the front of the sink.  A bit of serious scrubbing changed its personality. 
Looking much better

 Wiped everything down.  Flushed the water filter.  Made a note on the calendar for the first week of January 2014 and resolved to change the filter before it starts to look like Weak Tea.  
All tidied up.  Happier kitchen.  Happier cook.


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    1. The low VOC paint is supposed to. . . . There was still a bit of smell. We'll be done painting as soon as your sister picks out the color for the family room!

  2. Kinda makes ya not want to drink the water. But, it is a good thing the filter caught it before it got in your body!! Makes me want to put a filter on my faucet, just to see how dirty mine is after a year.

    1. Portland has some of the best water in the country, aside from the chlorine. This filter grabs that nasty taste and all the other things you would not drink if you knew they were there. Our bodies need lots of water, and they filter it all. I'd like to reduce the contaminants that would attach to my cells and stay there.