Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My Porcelain Throne

I need sympathy. Look at this: Can you see the only toilet in our house down amongst the debris through our floor joists? What you can't see from this picture is the freezing nature of this toilet seat. There are three windows that are open to the weather. I have to be careful to pee before I shower, because if my hiney is wet, it might freeze to the seat! The open windows made me nervous to sleep last night. I was sure some intruder was going to scale the massive mountain of nail -riddled boards, nasty moldy sheet rock, and burgundy bathroom fixtures. ( Don't you just love the burgundy sinks? You know what would make them even better? How about a burgundy toilet and tub?) I was worried about an intruder until I thought, wait, if anyone makes it over that obstacle course of death, they'd fall through the space between the joists on the floor. Phew! I still had the dog sleep in the hall. Anyone that made it over the joists would encounter Jill, our ultimate home security device.

6 comments:

Allison said...

What on earth???? I guess it's dumb to ask if you're remodeling....I hope you're remodeling and that that disaster wasn't just some result of too many boys in one house....please say that wasn't it!!!

kersten campbell said...

Wow you guys are ambitious! Your boys are so cute. I especially think the redhaired one is darling because both my boys have red hair. Also wanted to let you know that the Life on the Funny Farm blog is back up because my friends convinced me to keep it going. Thanks for reading it. Would you let your sister know? I loved reading about how you and your husband met! You are a great photographer. I wish I could take pictures like that!!

EarlGirl said...

Yeah, we're remodeling. It only took my husband about 24 hours to completely gut 1/4 of our house. It's just gone. Plumbers come today though, to give us all new pipes! Yipee!

fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

I guess no more banging on the door to get someone out of the bathroom at your house- for a while. Just in case... my facilities are always open..and enclosed.

The Clan of the Crazies said...

That's nice that you have someone coming in to finish the job. All of our projects get half started and then we poop out, leaving a complete disaster for us to live around until I get ambitious enough (or just annoyed enough) to clean up. Take my livingroom for example, and the kids' room, and my bedroom. All got rearranged over the last few days...well, mostly rearranged. (o:

Abby said...

Good thing your winters are a bit milder than ours. At first I was thinking along other lines - snow on the ground, etc. I bet you still get a little below freezing at night, though don't you? What were they thinking? Burgundy. Someday someone will say that about the farm sinks that are so popular now, or the glass bowls mounted on top of the counter. Fashion. We humans are slaves to it. Good luck with all the work! I hope none of the boys get enclosed in the walls or floors!