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I asked you to ask, and you um… answered? Thanks to joining Formspring, I’m now connected to each of my lovely readers with your direct questions. And it’s reminding me that I may have left you out of the loop with some of your questions, such as:
Does your down stairs toilet still leak?
Answer: No, actually.
If you missed that post, here’s a recap: We had a housewarming party back in November to celebrate the changes we’ve made to the house (so far). The downstairs powder room was finished only a week before the party, which was basically what I would refer to as a “gut job” – we got rid of everything, replaced the flooring, put in a new sink, and installed a new toilet. Then, it happened: after a week of no problems, the um, volume of the users of our loo during the party appeared to have caused a leak.
We’ve used the downstairs bathroom again and again (um, to test – it’s a weird subject to bring up to you guys… nevermind), and while I believe there was a moisture issue, I don’t think it’s coming from the toilet. Not directly, anyway. I think the culprit is instead a person of indirect aim.
Yes, you read that right. I think the reason why I had “water” around the bottom of the toilet during the housewarming party because someone was an inconsiderate a-hole and wasn’t paying attention when they stumbled into my new powder room AND PEED ON MY FLOOR. If I knew who the actual culprit was, that someone would get a swift kick right in the you-know-what. All I can say is: boys are disgusting
And no, I didn’t clean it up. Since I’m certain it was a guy (for obvious reasons), I made Scott clean up after his friend’s mess. Blech.
So, there you have it. Our toilet mystery is solved… sort of. And speaking of, the word “toilet” itself feels inappropriate to talk about. What word should I use? Commode? Loo? John? Head? Words like “WC” and “washroom” refer to the bathroom as a whole, so I don’t think that will work. I’m asking because we’ve still got two more bathrooms to remodel… we are going to be talking about this again. Thanks for the two cents.