The fish that clogged the toilet(her)

It was rather unfortunate that we spent our Saturday dealing with a clogged toilet. There was poop, there was plunging, there were three different plumbers and for ten hours there were no results. My poor bladder suffered dearly. The last plumber told us that the floor in the bathroom of this ever-so-wonderful haven of ours was rotting (which we already knew) and he was not willing to remove and replace the toilet because the floor may not be able to support it. The landlord said that he would look into replacing the floor sometime next week, and then we could replace the toilet. And in the meantime, he would give us a key to the Music Loft (the storefront that our home is behind) so that we could use the facilities there. Oh my word, that just wasn’t going to do. He did suggest to the plumber to hook up the scary toilet in basement… the one that the city told him to take out… luckily, the plumber wouldn’t do that either. Evening was approaching and Stephen decided to take matters into his own hands. He called up some guys (thanks Brandon and Paul) and they took the toiled off, pulled out a plastic toy fish (stored in there for safe keeping by our dear Nevan) and got the toilet hooked back up and now… we can use the potty.
As it turns out, like most things in this house, the toilet wasn’t installed correctly, and it had been leaking into the floor boards… thus the smell of urine that I have been battling for months now. Just one more thing to fix in this haven… (sigh)


Published by Tiffanie Lloyd

I am a detail-oriented and energetic multi-tasker traveling at the side of my best friend, and momma to eight amazing kids. God has gifted me with creativity; I'm an entrepreneur, writer, and photographer with a passion for women's health, particularity in childbirth. I'm a Parenting and Childbirth Educator, Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, and working toward certification as a Holistic Nutritionist. Thanks for stoping by! Be sure to check out my archives, and sign up for notifications about new posts!

One thought on “The fish that clogged the toilet(her)

  1. TIFFANIE! I thought I had lost you! I didn't realize you had moved your blog…I just thought you weren't posting. I guess I could have checked your old blog a little sooner, huh?How have you been…aside from the yucky toilet issues? I have a lot of reading to do to get caught up. I'm so glad I found you! ;-)Hope you guys had a Merry Christmas!


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