Friday, September 21, 2007

friday stuff

i just haven't been inspired lately. i don't know if it's allergies or what but my eyes are puffy and i feel tired and in slow motion.

i decided that it would be a great idea to remodel our upstairs bathroom last week. what should have been an easy pull the toilet out, put the new toilet on repair has turned into an ordeal.
of course if we are going to change the toilet, we might as well change the sink. And if we are pulling out the sink and toilet then we need to pull out the nasty carpet (yes, someone put carpet in a bathroom ~ gross). Well, since we pulled out the carpet, I might as well put a fresh coat of paint....and so it goes.
i live in a house that is over 100 years old so it should not have surprised me that none of my pipes fit standard fixtures. my step dad had to come over and cut and install new pipes and turn off valves (our upstairs sink did not even have turn off valves on them).
now all the fixtures are ready to be installed and the tile is ready to go down (thanks again to my step dad for laying the sub floor) BUT...I am so NOT in the mood to peel wall paper and paint.
the entire project now is at a standstill until I can find the energy and desire to paint.

our new toilet has find a home in mazzy's bedroom which she thinks is hilarious.

oh yes, on monday we put the old toilet to the curb. we have this thing in our town where people drive around and collect things they can use from other people's garbage. it got picked up monday. on wednesday i was cleaning the downstairs bathroom and dusting the shelf above the toilet. i picked up the glass shelf and it slipped down and shattered the tank lid to that toilet. uh...yea...go figure. kicking myself for not keeping the old tank lid. grrrrr.

okay blogging about toilets...aren't you all glad you stopped by to check this out


Galoot said...

As you've heard, Jamestown has similar garbage scavengers. Particularly when large items are on the curb. This week is Fall Cleanup Week, which means that you can put out several large items to be hauled away and not be charged a fee. The start of this frenzy signals all the scavengers in town. When we came home last night we had to squeeze between the legally parked vehicles on the left side of the street, and a standing pickup on the opposite side that looked to be filled with a half a ton of other people's stuff.

Stinkypaw said...

I think every town has people like that, going thru the trash! We've seen this guy here, who actually opens the bags! That is just plain gross!

I would have think that the glass shelf alone would have broke but not the tank lid. Hopefully you'll find a replacement easily.