I search and search through plumbing clearance because I hate my kitchen faucet. I happened to take a picture of it the other day. It's cheap, it's - SURPRISE - white!, and it has a shocking amount of surface area that needs to get cleaned. Those old + style handles get grody. I noticed during my pre-Christmas cleaning that the gaskets were starting to fail and that it leaked a green-black-tinged stream water from the base.
G-man had waited for me to go to bed on Christmas Eve before he started on this project. Thank goodness I sleep with earplugs! The faucet features a pull-out nozzle, which I use with surprising frequency.
It's a beautiful faucet and much better than the old one. There's a 10-year warantee. My grandma said that the gift sounds like a house repair, not a gift, but I don't care. It's something I use daily, wanted, makes me more proud of our little home, and practical. Besides, I don't wear perfume, have plenty of jewelry, and am not on the market for new clothes right now.
My orchid decided to bloom just for the occasion.