I take pictures of my toilet

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at 6:55 am

I do.

You don’t believe me?

Here’s proof:

back of toilet bowl

My toilet had been running continuously, so I set out to replace the flapper.

Flapper replaced, I filled the tank (sans the space taken up by my Dorothy Lynch dressing bottles of water) with water and added food coloring.

Toilet bowl with blue dye

Unfortunately, the blue food dye quickly leaked into the bowl, indicating that my fix had NOT solved the problem.

So I disassembled the toilet again and did some troubleshooting.

Maybe it’s that hard water deposit on the what’sit there.

My Xacto knife came out and I scraped the deposit off.

I refilled the tank and added red dye this time.

back of toilet bowl

Nope. That wasn’t it either.

Then I broke the ceramic urn thing I keep on the back of my toilet.

So I super glued it back together.

Then I super glued a ceramic figurine I’d broken months ago back together.

Then I discovered that I’d super glued my fingers together.

Xacto knives are great for removing excess glue from random surfaces–but be careful when removing excess glue from fingers.

Postscript: My pastor preached out of Proverbs 31 this Sunday–and I can’t help but think of Mrs. 31 as I go about my not-always-routine day-to-day tasks. Did Mrs. 31 ever have to deal with a toilet that just won’t be fixed? I know Mrs. 31 wouldn’t leave half of her dishes over to the next day. But then again, Mrs. 31 didn’t have to spend 8 (or 10) hours at work each day, did she? I vacillate between inadequacy and pride as I compare myself. Which completely misses the point, I remind myself. FEAR GOD, Rebekah. That’s what make you a Ms. 31 (not whether or not you leave dishes on the counter or succeed in fixing your toilet.)

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Reader Comments (7):

  1. I’d run a mile rather than begin comparing myself to Mrs Prov31…. and if you knew me, you’d know that running a mile is a *huge* deal.
    You are in a much better position to compare yourself…. I mean, fixing toilets and everything…. I’m full of admiration ;)

  2. Janet says:

    So… Is the toilet fixed now?

    And did you need any stitches?

    ;-)

    • bekahcubed says:

      Janet-Unfortunately, the toilet is still not fixed. I got a new part yesterday, so I’ll be trying again sometime this week. Hopefully it’ll do the trick (’cause my guests don’t always know what to do when I’ve turned the water off to the toilet so it won’t run continuously.)

      I actually didn’t end up injuring myself with the Xacto knife. Instead, I found myself laughing and thinking that I have WAY too much experience peeling vegetables with a knife when I don’t think twice before peeling SUPER glue off my hands using an Xacto knife.

  3. Monica says:

    I had to laugh when I saw your post title! I too have a hard time with Proverbs 31. It always leaves me feeling inadaquate. I work outside the home, raise three kids, keep a house, prepare dinner, help my husband on the farm….and FEAR GOD! I guess all I can do is my best. Always to make sure that none of these things take the place of quiet time with Jesus. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This has totally nothing to do with Prov 31, but it does have to do with pictures of toilets. LOL! I take similar pictures: http://boysrulemylife.blogspot.com/2007/12/unflushable-flushable-wipes.html

    HAHAHAHA! :)

  5. Well, everyone has their….thing. =)

  6. Diane Heeney says:

    Hi there! I found your blog via Barbara Harper’s Stray Thoughts. :) I just had to say…have you ever noticed these words:

    She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for **her maidens**.~Prov. 31:15

    Maidens! She had help! Granted, my “maidens” may come in the form of a washer, dryer, dishwasher or microwave…but still…I find comfort in this. :)

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