Paul said there was probably one flush left and that he'd let me have that flush so I wouldn't have to use the basement bathroom in the middle of the night when I would inevitably wake up to pee. (I was scared if I got up and walked all the way to the basement that I wouldn't be able to fall back asleep.)
Well, of course when I went to the bathroom in the wee hours of the morning (get it, wee!!??) the toilet wouldn't flush.
THAT JUST GROSSES ME OUT SO BAD!!!! All I did was pee, but I just could not relax and almost couldn't fall back asleep knowing there was an un-flushed toilet in the house.
The next morning, I felt very uncomfortable putting my make up on in the bathroom. Just knowing what was in the toilet gave me the heebeejeebees!
Luckily, Paul asked my dad, aka MacGyver, to come over and fix it.
I wanted the toilet flushed before my dad got there, so I Googled how to do it (I knew there was a way to do it by dumping water into it!) and let Paul know that it could be done.
This is a picture of our texts.
I do not know how to take screen shots!!!
It takes a gallon of water. Damn. I use so many gallons of water every day just going to the bathroom. It's crazy.
In case you wondered what was wrong with the toilet, it was the fill valve. We also needed a new flapper. Don't ask me what the heck those things do...
Well, our toilet flushes and all is right on Cumberland Road again. Thanks, Daddio!
Rick is our MacGyver--he has fixed our shower, our toilet, our garbage disposal (2x), my bike, my bike on the trainer, etc...the list goes on and on. And a lot of the house repairs he has learned on This Old House because he loves to watch that on weekend mornings :) Yay PBS!ReplyDelete
It must have to do with the name "Rick". Even the actor who plays MacG is Richard Dean Anderson. ;) It's nice you have a live in Macgyver in your house! Paul is certainly not MacGyver but he has other strengths!Delete
Yeah, I think it must be...gotta love those Ricks! Paul is great at PC stuff. Rick helps me w/ HW but when it comes to apps/SW he's clueless. We can't all be good at everything, right?Delete
My husband is my MacGyver - he can, as he says, "jury-rig" anything! He has saved us a lot of money over the years! On a side note, I used to babysit a family all through high school (I loved the kids) that didn't flush every time - it was extremely unsettling for me. The mother was very crunchy granola and she didn't want to waste water. I found it gross!ReplyDelete
have a good day!! Kristen
That is awesome your hubby is MacGyver! Paul is definitely not but he does have lots of other strengths... like making the PERFECT chili. Ewwww being in the crunchy granola house would creep me out so bad!!Delete
Love that we got to see a real life example of cashmeouside!ReplyDelete
I had to go back and look but yes, you did! It's just part of our vocab now and I don't notice. ;) Ugh, that's bad!Delete
So funny as we just went to Lowe's yesterday and bought new flusher handles for our toilets!ReplyDelete
Living near by parents definitely has its perks, right?
What a grown up thing to do! Why did you need new ones?Delete
Dad to the rescue!! I also can't stand it if a toilet isn't flushed, doesn't flush.ReplyDelete
One time, when we were moving offices at work, we had a temp. work space that only had one toilet. I had a really, really upset stomach .... like really upset. And then it wouldn't flush. That was one of the most embarrassing experiences in my life. Just absolutely horrifying!
Oh man that sounds completely horrible Kristina!!! I had something similar happen with me and Paul RIGHT when we started dating. It's something we never discuss... lol!!!Delete
There are lots of times I wish my dad lived closer so he could do MacGyvery things for us... or gross things, like the time I found a dead mouse and my husband was out of the country. My dad at least talked me down from the ledge I was on when I found it.ReplyDelete
Ew!!! Where was the mouse? I found a dead one on our doormat once. Our cats. :(Delete
Um, my favorite thing in this entire post is picture you took of your texts. So funny! Okay, maybe the meme you made is my favorite!ReplyDelete
I love the MacGyver/Rick Michael Meme. :) And I wish I knew how to do screen shots!Delete