Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Wake Up And Smell

Some days you just have to wake up, smell the flowers... then go install the toilet.

I had to cave in and buy a new toilet for the motorhome. The other one was broken and getting way too cantankerous to deal with on a daily basis.

It's what I think of as an invisible repair, same as changing the oil. Stuff that needs doing, but somehow the thrill is not there.

I liked the old toilet just fine, right up until it began spitting off parts. Even then I tried to fix it with a hacksaw and a leather glove.

Did I tell you my leather glove fell down the old toilet at a most inopportune time?

That was a scream heard around the campground because I wanted my glove back! The old toilet required a thick leather glove to flush it. The flusher mechanism was a sharp nasty piece of work that was crumbling with each use.

So I washed the leather glove in bleach, then soap, then vinegar, then peroxide, then hung it out in the sunshine to dry. Good grief.

Time to smell more flowers and be grateful for such a beautiful world. Smelly gloves and toilets.

Life is goof.

Amazon shipped my toilet in 2 days with Amazon Prime. I opened up the toilet and parked it on the picnic table at the campground to inspect. So many folks strolling by stopped to get a look and whisper among themselves.

So for grins, I parked my toilet closer to the road, beside a tree in plain sight with a roll of toilet paper sitting next to it.

More strange stares.

Someone was giving away magazines in a box outside of their campsite. So I grabbed a few to park park by the toilet.

I was going to add a toilet brush and a plunger to the display then take a picture,  when the ranger came by to ask me what I was doing.

I told him I was just causing trouble!

Thank you for stopping by to sniff the flowers. 


  1. Giggles!! I wish I could have witnessed that... You have way too much fun! The hummingbirds are here in mass quantities. They DEMAND so much to drink that it's my new exercise program running back and forth to their feeders.

    Lynn in GA

  2. you might want to oil the glove.

    ice cream. raz

  3. That could be a book you know....And ThenThe Ranger Came by ...oh well I'm useless today. Hope you and Harley are well. Stay Safe, Martha

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