Flip the switch and walah!...Nada.
The likely culprit wasn't my cooking as much as it was the melanine flower crushed off the child sized spoon I dug out the same morning. This is where I put my thinking cap on and got down to business.
Through my lineage I have inherited a certain stubborn streak. For the sake of a fight, we will call it a "Can- do" attitude! (Mom, remember pulling out the dryer drum in 7th grade?) I was not about to pay $100 bucks to watch his crack while the plumber dug around for ten minutes and then have him tell me it's broken. Thanks, but no thanks!
Fix the disposal? I can do this! Well, with the help of YouTube, a mop handle, Johnny Jumper for the Porkchop, the bedroom lamp, an allen wrench, a potty break, a pumping break, and Sesame Street- I can do this!
And do it, I did!
$100 bucks on the plumber
$77 plus or minus shipping for a new Insinkerator from Amazon = $177
That's more than HALF of the cost of my heart's greatest (current) desire!
I also inherited an uncanny ability for justification, budgeting, and hint dropping.