Thursday, October 23, 2008

Keeping Busy

While Meg has been busy making lovely pillows and rock gardens and stockpiling antiques for winter, I have been keeping busy too. Yes, I have installed a toilet on my front porch, conveniently located just next to the main entry, and even furnished it with current reading material for those who like to multitask.

No, I'm just kidding. This 40 year old toilet was running non-stop, using far more water than the new efficient ones, and then the seal decided to fail and it leaked around the base as well. So, I learned a new skill- toilet replacement! Even though I had to get my father to pull it out- the bolts had rusted for 40 years and I was physically unable to budge them- overall I am pretty happy with myself. I did manage to install the new one completely on my own. Unfortunately, I did this the day after our town's bulk trash pick up. So here sits the old one until the next pick up date. We have been tossing around ideas for how to use this for Halloween. The most disgusting idea so far is to place the candy bowl in the toilet bowl. But I just don't think I can go there. We also considered installing a couple of arms so they are reaching out of the bowl. And my personal favorite would be to sit a skeleton on top, reading the newspaper. Oh, no! Yesterday my daughter suggested my new favorite! Have the skeleton retching into the bowl and fill the bowl with candy. Yes! Diabolical, disgusting, and hysterical!


Meg said...

Holy moley, that is the best thing ever! Do post a picture of whatever you decide to do with it for Halloween. (I vote for the final option you mentioned.) hee hee!

There for a minute, I thought I had popped onto the "It's Lovely, I'll Take It" blog...

Viooltje said...

Haha hilarious! I loved the one with arms sticking out, but any of the options are just...hideously awesome. I love it!

mamawhatthe said...

Hmm... perhaps we should keep it around for next Halloween and rotate gags? No, no... there are other toilets to be replaced. Maybe next Halloween we'll have a green one on the porch. Or brown. And after that we'll have to move.

"Yeah, the people who lived there were alright. Kept the yard up. Nice enough. But every Halloween they had a different color toilet on their front porch... I just don't understand these young folk..."

And Meg, I was actually thinking, as I took that picture, that it was something you'd expect from It's Lovely, I'll Take It- which is a riot of a blog and I had never seen it until I went through from your blog. So thanks for that!