Dear Readers...I think I have lost my marbles!!! That or Billy Bob http://billybobsplace.blogspot.com/ is having an influence on me. How is that? Well, Billy Bob likes to fix and modify stuff like no one else I have ever met before. D
It started as a minor problem (doesn't everything?)...the toilet kept on running. Decided I would watch several of the hundreds of YouTube videos on the subject and could fix it myself. How wrong I was! If anything I made it worst. What in the world possessed me to think I could actually fix something?
It runs and runs and over-flows. If it was a square toilet the lug nut on the handle would not leak...but the toilet has a curve and thus water leaks out of this tiny opening onto the floor. The clearance between the tub and the toilet is not much so I can not put a large bucket to collect the drip.
You are probably asking yourself "Belinda, why don't you just turn off the water supply valve?" Well I can't because I found out that it does not shut off all the way and what little does not shut off makes the toilet tank fill up -(
Mother called her worthless plumber...remember him? The one that makes us wait weeks before he shows up? His wife answered and they were out of town on vacation...what a lucky break :D
I called a reputable and established plumbing company in town and they told me they would be here between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The guy called me at 4: 39 p.m. to let me know that they will not be able to get to me until tomorrow morning because they were running behind from 4th of July calls. His employees had spent most of the day digging a sewer line. Do I have bad luck or what?
Like last night, I will not be going to bed as I have to drain the water every 30 minutes or so. I certainly hope they make it tomorrow...because my back is feeling the effects of having to fill tons of gallon milk jugs...then carrying them outside to either water Walter or the trees. Where is my tall weathered cowboy to save the day?
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.