Sunday, September 3, 2017

Blogging influences...

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 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!


  1. There is nothing easy about changing a toilet. We have done it several times through the years. I was hoping that y'all hadn't gotten a Pad o Shame like DaPheeny! LOL!

  2. The next time I want to do toilet work, I won't fly HER here from Oz.

  3. oh that is bad when your mom is inspired by my infamous diy-staff... butt guess what? we had such a toilet-disaster too. the new thing didn't fit with the pipes, so my smart dad borrowed a tap and die to make a new thread... he failed (what else) and we tried to reinstall the old equipment, butt the pipe was to short now because of the cutting... at the end we have the ole throne back but we had to put it on a podest... now it is really a throne you can not reach the floor with your feet when you sit there... what a sh*t... literally

  4. That is soooo not a fun job! SHE get an A for effort for trying her bestest!

  5. WOW....I finks SHE is very brave even attempting such a project!
    Glad it all worked out in the end butt maybe taste testing treats is the way to go in future!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. You get a lot of credit for trying! I would not have even thought of doing it myself.

  7. Don't you just love project around the house. Lee just spent $10,000 for a cement driveway we had dilapidated blacktop. Everything got torn up. Three flower beds destroyed. The yard was a mess! We have been working our butts off getting our place back in shape. You cannot fix just one thing for those working on the job think nothing about what is around it ~ only what they are working on. Well at least we are pretty much back up.
    Sweet William The Scot

  8. When Mom does projects we usually follow her around and watch. When Dad does projects we hide.

  9. Sounds like something that could happen here too. Thankfully the paint job worked out well. Sometimes it is best to let those DIY ideas remain as dreams:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  10. Our pawrents always call the plumber for jobs like that. We're glad to hear all is back in working order now.

  11. Anything that involves plumbing of any sort is usually a nightmare here
    Hazel & Mabel

  12. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Why do the people do these things??

  13. Oh my, sounds like SHE had quite a time!! We try to discourage our peeps against trying to do anything always ends badly!
    Jakey & Arty

  14. In spite of all the trouble we think SHE was very brave to try that all by herself. 3 Cheers even if the plumber had to come.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  15. You wrote aa very enertaining blog. Our humans do so much to make us laugh. That is why we keep them around.