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Saturday, May 13, 2006

DiY 2 : Me 1

The Plan: remove the old toliet from the downstairs bathroom cos teh old plastic Cistern has warped and it leaks constantly...then rerplace with nice new shiny modern water saving push button toliet

The Reality: removed the old cistern no problems at all, then tried to undo the bolts holding the pan to the floor, snap snap snap went 3 of them (40 years soaking in bodily fluids does that to steel bolts) 4th one refuses to buge so I have to break the base of the pan to remove it. pull up the waste pipe...boy does that smell, plugged it with some plastic bags. OK. hmmm thinks I as I see teh state of teh concrete floor, it is so completely sodden that I am not going to be able to fit the new Toilet until it dries out (about a week I think) and we'll need to completely reflorr the room as well. So work halts for the week

Luckily we do have 2 other toilets in the house.

Next job then is to fit new Windscreen wipers to the car...more problematic than it sounds, because my car is a foreign import no-one actually lists what spare blades it should use, but I have acquired them and they fitted in a matter of seconds, so at least one job worked today.


Test drive for the new toy today. My new Camera...just one shot for now in dodgy light, crap weather, not bad at all. Oh and it's the street where we live btw :o)

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mitey Mite said...

Aren't new cameras fun!

Here via Michele.

Saturday, May 13, 2006 12:59:00 pm  
Anonymous dena said...

Nice photo from the new camera. And I love the look of the street you live on.

Home improvements? There are always surprises. You never know what you'll encounter once you start.

visiting from michele's.

Saturday, May 13, 2006 1:01:00 pm  
Blogger craziequeen said...

Wow, that don't half look familiar.....

er - toilet Out of Order? When are the hordes next descending on Casa Aginoth?

:-)

cq

Saturday, May 13, 2006 5:22:00 pm  

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