Yep, you read right. IN THE TOILET . ( If toilets and bodily stuff gross you out, like they do me, stop reading !!) The last week and a half has centered around toilets, plumbing, and what should be in the toilet. So pleasant. Really fabulous. Like a vacation really.
First I have a crabby old cat who has decided that the world is , not his oyster, but his litter box ... so I am greeted most days by cleaning projects ... not too keen on that. And it is perfectly on purpose. So I am trying to deal with that & get it to STOP !! There aren't a whole lot of solutions and I'm sure if he knew my thoughts he WOULD stop ! So I lay out huge sheets of cardboard to cover the carpet, I spray stuff, I put food in the spot, I install hissing cans of air, I buy repellent. I am getting SO TIRED of this. But there has to be a solution somewhere. So that's the first part. And it is ENOUGH really. Last week after a particularly bad time, I finally started to cry . So I prompt my blubbering self to come up with some good things ... after a few minutes I finally sob out "My paper towels have blue snowflakes on them". That's the best I could do. But because it was the only bright spot right then, it made me laugh. To think that the crappy cheap no-name on-sale-because-the-holiday-is-over NON absorbent paper towels were the bright spot was so pathetic, I did have to laugh. So it was all good !
Toilet issue #2 . Our drains and sewer pipes have been freezing. We live on rock and have no basement so it happens. But it has been an ever changing - revolving drain plug up. One day it's the kitchen, then the bathroom, then the washer ... and On AND ON AND ON ... we could retire on the White Lightening money we have spent !! So for a few days I washed dishes in a basin and then dumped the water in the bathroom sink. Other days we have had to go to the bathroom only upstairs or only downstairs. Some days we can't shower - sink bath it is. Yesterday, there was no really well functioning toilet ... and I was fearful so I waited all day until 4 pm. ( I thought of you Myleta ...) Could wait no longer. But the toilet angels were on my side that day & it flushed !! So, now the toilet flushes, the kitchen sink drains but still no shower or washer. But tomorrow is another day to quote Scarlet and it may be the lucky drain day !!
And just because yucky things happen in threes ... my cat threw up all over my hand. Now if you know me, that is horrific ! I hate stuff that comes out of anyone's body ... EWWWW. So I know the look of horror on my face must have been hysterical. It didn't feel too hysterical . Well maybe I was hysterical, not sure. I couldn't wash it off because Charlie was in the shower & the water would have either burnt him or frozen him. So I stood with HOT CHUNKS , yes- chunks, dripping off my hand and ... well, actually ... CRIED!! But I must have done something else too in my horror because Charlie came flying downstairs from the shower wrapped in a towel to see what had happened. He heard me SCREAMING and thought I must have been hurt . SCREAMING ??? I didn't know I had. See, I told you, HORRIFIED and maybe HYSTERICAL. Now, I know I saw his shoulders shaking when he turned his back. Somehow he saw HUMOUR !!! None for me ... even now. I was quite indignant, pointing out that I had to endure it in order to save burning him so I was thoughtful in my distress. Funnier still to him apparently. He then suggested that I could have swished it off temporarily in the toilet. Oh, yeah, that would be right up my alley. Not funny.
So every day I have had to remind myself of what is good ... somedays it IS just the pattern on the paper towel, somedays it is that a toilet flushes, or that the day is vomit free. But those things are good ... and better days are out there I guess. At least we have indoor bathrooms ...
Thanks for letting me DUMP on you ... oh, hahaha, that is a good spot today ! ( I always make myself laugh ...)
Hope you have a great non-pukey day !!