If you follow me on twitter, you know that we’ve been having toilet issues. And, apparently, now is a good time to be a plumber, because ours was booked up for days.
Our downstairs toilet, the main one used during the day, was pretty much out of commission. Flush, spin, fill up, gurgle, and wait. And then, nothing. A toilet full of water, and well, use your imagination…it’s a toilet after all.
Last Friday, our knight in shining porcelain came to the rescue. (We had already tried everything we could think of). He ran a snake through it and concluded that it wasn’t clogged.
Then, he flushed it. And well, spin, fill up, gurgle, and wait. And then, nothing.
He then asked if he should take it off and see if he can get into it from the other side. Um, yes, please, we can’t have a non-working toilet on our main floor.
So, off it came. And, he snaked it, and still came up empty handed.
Did anybody notice there are THREE plungers in this picture? Like you can use three at one time? Seriously?
Then, he got out a little handy light and started looking in the back of it. “Hmmm…I see something that looks like bristles…and purple…and plastic. Sort of looks like a toothbrush.”
Great. “Does it sort of look like this one?” (Holding up a purple toothbrush.)
“Yes,” he says, “sure does.”
“Where is the nearest Home Depot,” he asks.
Because apparently, the toothbrush that went down the toilet won’t be coming back out. So, I tell him that Home Depot is about 8 minutes away.
About 20 minutes later, he is back with a shiny new throne for our house. And, about 30 minutes after that, it’s all installed and ready to go.
Shortly after our new one is installed, Mr. Serious got home and commented to the plumber that he really liked his spoiler.
Odd, I thought, I was pretty sure I saw him drive up in a van.
Off I go outside to check it out.
I guess that’s how one travels with a toilet.
Want to see the toothbrush? The culprit? The one that cost me $300?
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