Saturday, February 23, 2008

Toilet Update

As I sit here listening to the sound of water running...I'm really starting to think there is a problem. So, I thought I'd update my 1 or 2 readers about how my toilet's doing since that "should've been a plummer" post (plus, I'm procrastinating getting out of bed this morning...ahh, laptops).

As far as the toilet goes, it is still persnickety about flushing. Sometimes it will, other times it just won't. We still have a water issue. I tried my plumming skills. I took out the plunger (knowing it wasn't that kind of issue). That didn't help. I tried making sure the chain was attached to the...something. That part was doing it's job so the little lid would open and close. Aren't you impressed? My wonderful brother gave me good advice and training for that! (We've come a long way from, just act like you know what you're doing). The fact is, we don't have water running in the tank. We have water running elsewhere....behind the shower/tub wall. I hear it constantly. Either my neighbors are taking a 3 day shower or we have a problem with the pipes. Maybe that is where all my toilet water and shower water is going!

So, I called my landlord about it on Thursday, and he came over. He thinks I need something replaced in the toilet. He told me, if I have to flush....let me repeat that, if I HAVE to flush before he replaces it then use the old bucket of water dump method (no, not as a bed pan, but to pour water down the toilet!). This was around 4pm, and he wouldn't be coming back till later that evening...he was thinking 8 or 9. I have a pretty good bladder (I actually think I could qualify as a world record holder), but realistically, it's going to HAVE to be flushed. Considering he still has not come yet...(yes, it's Saturday morning)...you get the idea. He has a lot of things on his mind this week, and I understand that. I'm just having fun with his words of advice, and I'm thankful I have my parents' house right around the corner! I just really don't want our apartment flooded by a leak. I mean, there is a ton of water running somewhere! (I made sure to put some valuables up off the floor last night...just in case!) Then again, I joke with my Mom, because we have renters insurance...definitely better than what we own!

It's good for me to laugh! "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Proverbs 17:22

*125 days are over Matt! I love you!!

1 comment:

Andrea and Richie said...

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clark6703@earthlink.net