And there we have it:
How do you suppose that got there? For those who might not be familiar with these things, that’s a freeze pop handle. You put cool-aid in a freezer tray and put that thing on top so you can eat it. Firecracker really, really, loves these things.
On the plus side, I feel better knowing that there was no way anyone was getting that thing out of the toilet.
The following weekend after removing the old toilet I got a chance to try installing the new one. In theory it seemed simple. Put the wax ring on the bottom of the toilet, place it on the floor, bolt it to the floor, then attach the tank. Well, it ended up taking a total of another 4 hours of work over 2 days.
The other day (maybe a couple weeks ago…) the toilet overflowed. None of our toilets had given us any troubles before so I suspect that Firecracker dropped something in there and it was flushed without being noticed. In the past, my Uncle from Arizona, who is a plumber, has always helped me get going with anything plumbing related but I thought this might be a job I could handle. After nearly a day of plunging without success I went and bought an auger (basically a snake) and promptly got it stuck in there. Seriously stuck. I tugged and pulled and it was just not moving.