Which is great because our kitchen sink started leaking and jobs like this are always easier when it's cold and rainy. I knew how to replace the drain, but I went to You-Tube just to see how easy it will be. Anyway, I had a half gallon of Plumbers Putty left over from installing the faucet and I thought all I needed was the special wrench. I went to Lowes and got the spanner for ten bucks. I noticed the wrench had a cutout to insert a socket wrench. It came to me that I could actually use it in its plastic package and then return it. Unfortunately, removing the old drain wasn't at all like the You-Tube video. First, I told CP I needed her for a minute to keep the drain from spinning while I removed the locking ring without removing the wrench from the package. I showed CP how to insert the plier handle into the drain and place the hammer handle through the slot for leverage. That's when we went off the You-Tube script.
Around here we measure DIY projects on the "Your Sister's @#%" scale. CP estimates how many times I will mumble "Your Sister's @#%" before we are done. I thought this job wouldn't even rise to that occasion. It seems that ten years of crud had sort of welded the locking ring to the drain. I tried WD-40, then I gave up on that and used a hammer and punch on the ring and got it to budge about a half inch. All this time CP is up top with the pliers and a stick trying to hold the drain from turning. At one point I think her feet were coming off the floor. That's when I heard her mumble "Your Sister's @#%." That's when I knew I was finally rubbing off on her.