You know how peeps are influenced by new products, treats and toys through blogs?
Well....we think SHE's been influenced by Da Phenny's blog.
As we were having a council clean-up this weekend,
SHE decided it was time to replace the old toilet cistern and
throw it out.
SHE put in the old one years ago...so how hard could it be?
Off to the hardware shop to select a new cistern.
Unfortunately, SHE was too lazy to walk to the front of the shop to get a trolley, so selected one based on its weight and proximity to the ground.
Got it home and discovered that it was a tiny cistern. However, SHE removed the old cistern and tried to put the new one in. It wouldn't fit in the pipes--though SHE tried on and off for hours--using some imaginative language.
Finally, it was packed into the box and back to the shop.
The woman at the desk was rather rude and insisted that it
couldn't be returned if the plastic has been removed. SHE said there was no plastic. Luckily, it was the lunch hour and the woman
opened the box which SHE'd packed with the open ends in the bottom of the box. There was a line of glaring people behind HER so the money was returned.
SHE went home and tried, without success, to put the old cistern in place. Gave up and called the Plumber. It meant a night without a working toilet, but about 7 a.m. an eight-foot boy arrived, checked out the problem, went off to get a new cistern which he installed in about 15 minutes!
Naturally, there was a rectangle of very old yellow paint that wasn't covered by the new cistern...BUT...SHE was able to match new paint perfectly with the wall paint.
We think SHE should stick to getting recommended treats!