A year or so ago we did a few updates to our Master Bathroom. We replaced the toilet with one of those new fangled power flushers that I really didn't like at first.
I was used to the slow sounding flushes. Kinda like those lazy river rides. It'll get you there but it takes awhile.
This new sucker sounded like a power washer. Whoosh and it was done in 0.3 seconds. We also made the mistake of buying the "taller" version that the sales guy said everyone was installing.
Now you might not think there's much difference between a 14 and 16 inch bowl height but there is.
It's weird sitting on a taller toilet.
Anyhoo, the reason we're talking toilets is because the one in our guest bathroom needs replacing. It's 25 years old and is on the fritz. The flush slows to a trickle and that's when I call in the troops.
SM gets to deal with it.
SM is a funny man. He won't pick up dog poo in the yard but has no problem being my go-to toilet guy. He's replaced toilets in every house we've ever lived in. Not a word of fuss out of him but ask him to take a dog for a walk and clean up after it? Hell, no.
So we head out to the big box store yesterday to shop for a toilet.
"Do you think they'll be a Black Friday Sale on toilets?" I wondered.
We walked into Lowes. Very quiet. The toilet we wanted was considered a "special order" and would take a month to get in. Really? I just wanted a standard height with an elongated bowl. In white. Not hot pink or yellow. Just white.
"Sorry, Ma'am. It'll be here December 22."
So we headed over to Home Depot. People everywhere! Helpful staff everywhere! Freaken balloons in the aisles. What's going on? A party?
We started to head over to plumbing but we got distracted by the appliance sale they were having. SM and I were eyeballing stoves (which I need) and refrigerators (which I don't).
We opened doors and flipped switches, shoulder to shoulder with other folks doing the same.
"This is the best time of the year to buy appliances." The smiling sales guy dangled temptingly.
"Eyes on the prize." I said to SM. "We're actually here to buy a toilet." I said to the sales guy as we wandered away.
When we got to the row of porcelain beauties, we discovered that what we wanted would be special order here too. Both stores were only carrying the "tall" toilets in stock now.
Hmm. I guess that's what everybody wants these days.
The good news was that Home Depot could get us good old reliable in a week instead of a month.
So what did you buy on Black Friday?