Good Riddance C.P. Morgan

OK…so if you watch the video, you can see that I’m not pleased with C.P. Morgan.  So much so that I was willing to put my face on the Internet to express my displeasure.  I was in the middle of a 3-day debacle that ended up with me completely replacing my upstairs toilet.  I was a bit honked off because changing a flapper valve costs about $5 and takes about 5 minutes.

So basically what got me to that point (in the video) was that I was trying to replace that flushing column (for lack of a better term).  In order to do that I had to: remove the ballcock assembly (which was destroyed in the process because it was cheap), remove the tank from the bowl (by unscrewing corroded bolts – which sucked), and remove the old flushing column (that wouldn’t unscrew because of the sediment on the threads…and the fact that is was made of cheap plastic).  Which pretty much led me to realize that I needed a new toilet, because I didn’t want to put $30 of parts and time into that old crapper.

Don't forget to scrape away the old wax ring

Don't forget to scrape away the old wax ring

At that point I had to remove the old toilet by unscrewing the mounting bolts on the bottom.  I started to back off the threads, but some C.P. Morgan flunky had cut them with bolt cutters (or something) and mashed the threads.  So, my only resort was to loosen them as much as possible and hope that I could rotate the bowl and take it off anyway.  Luckily it worked and all I had to do was take off the old wax ring and start anew.

Finally, I get a chance to read

Finally, I get a chance to read

That Ron Weasley cracks me up!!

That Ron Weasley cracks me up!!

Noooooooooo!!!! (I just found out Dumbledore dies)

Noooooooooo!!!! (I just found out Dumbledore dies)

On a side note, I’m way to immature to have a clean, unsecured toilet sitting around the house not to take goofy pictures of myself.  (Also: I love that the dogs are completely unaffected by my behavior).  After I finished screwing around with these, I did manage to get the new commode in and 12 hours later…it’s still not leaking.  Let’s all hope for the best.

Taaa Daaaa!!

Taaa Daaaa!!

Also, I’ve been sick recently…and since I’m unemployed, I’ve been trying to sleep some during the day to fight back the hantavirus or whatever the hell I’ve got.  Which got me thinking about something entirely stupid and inconsequential:

When are you “going back to sleep”…and when are you “taking a nap”?  I got up at 7:30, had Connor to school by 9:00, and was back in bed by 10:30.  I’d been up 3 hours….was I “going back to sleep” or “taking a nap”?  If I had gotten up at 5:00 or 6:00 (a.m.), would it have been a nap for sure?  Is this all determined by how long you’ve been up…or does the specific time of day have something to do with it?  Are there no naps before noon? Do you have to be up 4+ hours to take a nap?  Or are you going back to bed if it’s any time before 11:00 (a.m.), etc.?

Anyway I know it’s totally random and irrelevant, but it’s been on my mind.  Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s 11:45 (p.m.) and I have to go to sleep.



February 28, 2009. Tags: , , , . rants.


  1. Geeky Tai-Tai replied:

    Michael had the fun job of unclogging our toilet yesterday. It was not a pleasant job, but at least we didn’t have to buy a new toilet. I like your new reading “chair”. 😉

  2. Deej replied:

    I love the video – Klassic Kintzel!

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