Sunday, October 31, 2010
"But why should the kitchen have all the fun?" --said my downstairs toilet, apparently jealous of all the attention being heaped on his brother pipes. So, the toilet joined in. I'm sure it would've been much happier overflowing (far more dramatic you know), but since the seal at the base is apparently shot, the water just all came seeping out from under it. Lovely. The shower, not to outdone, choked up some nasty black stuff and the possibility of a plumber on Halloween = nil.
So, we wait and improvise bathroom accommodations for the evening. Luckily, that vast earthquake experience I spoke of in an earlier post (here), has come in rather handy. Our temporary commode is set up and will handle most smaller needs. Every door and window in the house is open, as the stench is not particularly pleasant. Since it's 35 degrees outside and dropping, it's a little chilly in here too. Still, even frostbitten, I'm going to be sorry to shut the house up for the night in an hour or so.
Here's hoping tomorrow brings relief. I'm trusting my friendly neighborhood plumber, Barry, to swoop down (much like Superman) and save the day. I know -- I'm deluding myself, but hope springs eternal!
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