Xmas Presents, From Us To Us


Posted by Drew458    United States   on 12/26/2012 at 03:30 PM   
  1. We have those never-to-be-sufficiently-damned low flow toilets. They’re a royal pain in the ass (sorry...). To dispose of solid waste usually takes more than one flush, which defeats the ‘hole’ (sorry again) purpose. I heard at one point a few years back there was a flourishing smuggling enterprise bringing in Canadian ‘regular’ (last one, I promise) toilets - seriously. (Updated here.)

    Our house motto is now “Flush early and often.” Each bathroom has its own plunger, and our kids learned to use them when they were in elementary school.

    As for the shower heads, we get our water from a well. Even after running it through a water softener it still has a fair amount of minerals in it, so about once every six months or so I soak the shower heads and faucet aerators in vinegar. Makes a noticeable difference.

    Yours, however, is much nicer looking.

    Posted by CenTexTim    United States   12/26/2012  at  04:59 PM  

  2. CenTex, the photo doesn’t do it justice. We got ours in the brushed nickel finish and it’s gorgeous.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   12/26/2012  at  05:24 PM  

  3. Don’t ya just love the internet for finding those obscure items you use to scour the yellow pages for.
    Back in September I replaced the lighting in the folks kitchen but Mom also had an old chandelier in the dining room with some cracked hurricane lamp style shades ( “hurricane” is the design style). Anyway, After a few Google searches for “lamp shades” and the usual 20 dead ends I trip onto a place with an almost perfect match for just $10 each. Mind you these glass globes were over 45 years old or better( house was 1938 and no idea when chandelier was installed) yet a perfect shape and the etching is almost exact.
    Geez, I sound like a member of a sewing circle,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Posted by Rich K    United States   12/27/2012  at  12:32 AM  

  4. Im wondering when the powers that be (geniuses they are) mandate we use the old fashoned cisterns on the wall so the tricle has som momentum to carry its load round the bend (way back I stayed in a hotel inland from Venice, old place with 12 foot ceilings and the flush was like a pressure washer, took a few seconds to reach the bowl after the lengthy chain war pulled)

    Posted by Chris Edwards    Canada   12/27/2012  at  08:23 PM  

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