We noticed last night that the toilet all of sudden wasn’t flushing. As we only have the one toilet in our wee house this is not acceptable. Mr. B got up nice and early this morning and off to Home Depot he went to get an auger. $100.00, boom. Not even 8:00 a.m. and we’re at a hundred bucks. Gonna be a good day.
And he augered and he augered and no joy. Toilet still wouldn’t flush. Grrrrr. Okay, next step, remove the toilet and give it a full internal. Teehee.
Once the patient was resting comfortably in the bathtub, Mr. B could begin the scoping procedure.
Are you surprised that he has a tool for that? I’m not. It’s a tiny camera with a light on the end of a flexy arm. He uses it at work to check for blockages in machines without having to uninstall them. He’s a pretty smart guy. Hmmmm, what can be the problem…what can be the. Got it.
Yep, there it is. That mass on the left side of the screen? That is one of Stella’s racquetballs. It would appear that at some point last night when one of us flushed the toilet and turned to the sink she hit the bowl for a drink and had to drop her ball first.
See, she loves to watch the water go round and round and then have a drink. Simple pleasures. Unfortunately, this simple pleasure was a bit expensive today. We could not get the ball out of the toilet no matter what we tried. It was up around the bend and was not willing to come out.
We could not save this patient. A new toilet was our only option. Back to Home Depot and another $100.00. Pretty expensive morning so far, eh?
There she is. All shiny and new. An added bonus is that bowl, tank, and lid are all one colour. This is a big step up for our funny little house. The previous set up was a yellow bowl, bone tank, and white lid.
The man who used to own our house was beyond frugal and tended to salvage things and cobble them together. Not too sure what to do with the old toilet now. I’m thinking a nice red neck planter in the yard. Class, we haz it!