I had to replace my outdoor water hose bibb or spigot, the thing that the water hose attaches to. It may have had something to do with the fact that I neglected to remove my water hose last winter. The snow and the freezing weather came on me suddenly and I found that it was too late to remove it because it was frozen in place. This spring, I noticed that after shutting the water off to the hose, a dribble of water continued to come out the end. That wasn't a problem, as I'd just leave the hose alongside whatever plant or tree I thought could use a dribble of water during the night. I was also getting some leaks around the hose connection even when the hose was securely in place. Over time, the dribble eventually became a flow, and my water bill wouldn't allow for that, so I had to replace it. Fortunately, that's not much of a problem. First, I went to the hardware store and bought a new one. It was pleasant to note that neither customers nor staff at the hardware store was paying the least bit of attention to Maine's mask requirement. That was a positive thing. I bought the new hose bibb, went home, shut our water off so that I could do the replacement. After removing the old one, I noticed that I had bought the wrong hose bibb. Apparently, I had experienced gender confusion, buying one with a male connection and a female connection when what I needed was one with two male connections. So I had to go back, but the hardware store is only a couple of blocks away. So it's done. No leaks, no dribbles, and everything is in working order.