November 3, 2013

the toilet bowl.

I spend a lot of time thinking about what to blog about...and today I just didn't have anything, so I decided not to prepare a post for Monday...until my toilet started overflowing.  I like to keep it real on this blog, so I knew that I had to share this story of a single girl solving the problems of her overflowing/running/leaky toilet.
See, this new apartment I live in has challenged me in my home maintenance abilities.  The first day we moved in, we had a leaky sprinkler head that left 2 inches of water in our doorway. My toilet likes to constantly run, so I have a screwdriver sitting on top of my toilet for a quick fix when it really starts to drive me crazy. This past week it wasn't wanting to flush correctly. This toilet has made me believe that an outhouse can't be worse than this toilet overflowing on a daily basis.  

Well, tonight, I couldn't soak the water up fast enough, so I quickly turned off the water to the toilet, grabbed my rainboots and headed to the closest open Target.  A $13.00 plunger and a can of scrubbing bubbles later...I have a clean bathroom and a working toilet.  Hallelujah.


I definitely showed that toilet who was boss.