We have the teeny-tiniest bathroom off our bedroom. Many people don't know it's there, including people who have stood in the master bedroom. This is because it is just as deep & just as wide as the closet next to it, which while it meets the definition of walk-in (you can walk in & close the door behind you) as walk-in closets go it is pretty small (after you are in it, you can then only stand there because there is no more room to take any more steps). We call it a stand-in closet because a: that is all you can do in it & b: it is standing in for the walk-in closet of our dreams.
OKay, now that you can imagine that size space, put a toilet, sink w/small vanity & step-in shower in same. It's a teeny-tiny bathroom. In fact, if someone is sitting on the toilet when you are getting into the shower, you will be strangers no more. Even when someone is NOT sitting there it, is a long stride to get past the toilet & into the shower.
So, this teeny-tiny bathroom has had a bit of a...shall we say AROMA the past couple weeks. We have been dealing with it as a drain clog in the shower because when you get in the shower is when the smell is strongest, but it is not a shower clogged drain kind of smell. Unless we were to use our shower as a toilet, which I promise you we do not. Before calling in plumbers, etc., A thought it best to deal with those things he could deal with himself. & as he had replaced the wax ring on the other bathroom's toilet a few years ago, he was confident he could do it again super-quick. & it is was a one person job, which is the kind of job we both like best.
After lunch, he went to the local home caretaker DIY warehouse, got what he needed, came home & took that toilet up (after draining, etc. which is not a no-time-at-all process) & put it in the big tray for same in our bedroom (because even if the tray would fit through the door, there would be no room for it in the teeny-tiny bathroom; I don't mean no room for the tray & a person to work, I actually mean not enough floor space for the tray).
- TIP #1- start home repair jobs in the morning.
I said "well that sucks" & then admired what would have been a pun if drainage pipes were supposed to draw down, which they are not. A's exact word was "Shit" & then I admired that kinda pun as well. We took pictures on his cell-phone so he could show the DIY warehouse store guys what he was up against, get some sympathy that did not involve juvenile word play & maybe even a suggestion that would not require a plumber. He left & I cleaned up the mess on the floor & the crud in the grooves of the split pipe & then I went back to the book I had been reading outside the bathroom door to be on hand to get him whatever supplies he needed. No, I am not a crazy handmaiden type wife, there was just no way he could easily leave that bathroom once that toilet was in the tray, in the doorway. Until we realized he was going to have to leave & then we had to do some re-arranging in the bedroom so he could push the toilet-in-tray out of the doorway & get out. & by "we" I mean me.
- TIP #2- always have reading material on hand, ideally something you can pick up & put down without losing the narrative.
So, I got the yoga pose timer, set one alarm for 20 minutes, set the other one for an hour & a half & used the count-up timer to keep track of one minute.
- TIP #3- a good multi-task alarm clock/countdown timer is a very useful thing & not just for yoga, although it is very useful for yoga, too.
- TIP #4- aggravated, frustrated people never say no to finger foods.
What part of this was I not supposed to blog about you ask? Well on-going throughout the day, we talked about a new toilet seat, specifically one of those cushy ones & one of us mentioned that he wished they had memory foam & the other pointed out we have a dead memory foam pillow (one of the little dogs started to tunnel throw the center, right where a head would go or maybe the opening of a donut-type pillow) & wouldn't that make a nifty little craft project for a blog. & then the other one said "I better not see this on your blog".
As for the stinky smell? So far so good.