Brand Brush

I wanted to say “brand new brush”, but, ya know.      But, then I thought, “But it is a brand brush- it’s Norwex!      Ta Da!!”       Yay for the alliterative title working perfectly!!

Here’s a pic of the old, tired, plain yucky toilet brush.

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Yucky old brush.

 

 

 

 

 

(Yeah, good question.       Why DO I have 2 plungers??      Well, one is mine, and one was here.        But probably safe in assuming there won’t be a 2 plunger emergency any time soon.       Please, God!!       So, maybe 1 could go??           Perhaps.      At least to the laundry room, fer sure!)

And, it’s new home.        (Probably 1 reason it was so nasty, was it didn’t have a home before; just rested on the floor.      EEEewwww!         So, half not his fault at all!!)

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Yuck!! It’s right where it belongs!

(Yes, I know you can see the Norwex cardboard packaging, and the aluminum can.       The 8 house doesn’t have the easy recycling system that I had in the park!)

Now, presenting a new and improved toilet brush:  The Norwex brand!!

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I super love it!!     I know it’s cray-cray to love a toilet brush, but I do!

But you can probably just call him “Nord”.      (Norwex-wex  and brand-bran.)       Here’s Nord’s sleek, stylish new home, a brush condo!        (Without the exorbitent monthly fees!)

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I love the thumb, and finger rests!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And oh!    The little extra brush, on the side is FAB-OH!!   It gets up under the rim, at the same time you’re brushing out the bowl!!        I never would have thought I’d get so excited about a new toilet brush!          That’s the power of Norwex, folks!

And the bristles are hard thick rubber, not thin little nylon bristles, like ordinary brushes.        So, I’m sure Nord is gonna be around for a good long time!

I  might even start swishing and swiping more than once a day, just to get to hold him again!

Did I mention that I’m love with Nord??

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Nord in his new neighborhood.

He’s settling in so nicely, beside his new neighbors.       They’ve become very close.

(Yeah, yeah, I know, get rid of one of the plungers.)

 


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Norwex is the best!

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(Yay!!  Solved my icon problem, by using theirs.  Duh!)

Totally Tanked

I’m about to totally lose it!   Toilet troubles, again!!!  How many times is that, since I moved in in June???  600!!  Give or take….

It’s a catastrophe, that’s making me cranky, and crazy!!  CRAY-CRAY, I tell you!!!

 

This is Tuesday night, and the chain slipped off again, Monday night.  DH came over this morning and “Fixed ” it.  By after lunch, it wouldn’t flush again!  Is he “fixing” it with a wad of gum????

He said I was flushing “Too Hard”.   Wow, I didn’t realize the power I was unleashing in my mighty index finger!!

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Re-enactment: at sweet friend’s house.  Somehow my originals from this morning didn’t make it thru the wormhole.

 So, I’ve promised to only push with my poor, pitiful, powerless pinky.  Hopefully problem solved!  (I doubt it, but we’ll see……)

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Here’s a sad pic of the offending machinism:

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This is my real toilet, this time.  What do you mean, “EWWWW”???

Who cleans their toilet tank??  You mean, that’s a thing?  You’re supposed to??  Oops!  I didn’t get the memo!

I’m just so sick of the drama.   Seriously considering installing an outhouse, sans corn cobs!   Off to check the park regulations on that…..

 

swish and swipe

I read it on Nony’s blog, ASlobComesClean, about the “Swish & Swipe”.  (And of course, I couldn’t find the post I am referring to….)  I found it!!  Ya know, cuz she has a search feature, and all!!  Duh!

I believe she said it came from the Fly Lady. I had never read that blog, but it was scary, just from what I’d heard.  Fully dressed to makeup, and shoes??  First thing in the morning???  Ain’t happ’nin.

Thought, that’s just too much trouble.

Then I find myself taking 30 min and a jack hammer to chip away at all the crud.

(Have you figured out yet that we’re talking toilet today??)

Finally I decided maybe there is something to the “Swish and Swipe”.  And I started swishing the brush around, every day(ish), and swiping the counters, every day(ish).  And guess what??  The bathroom stayed clean(ish)!!!

Who knew?

Experts know whereof they speak.

Why didn’t I listen sooner?

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Anyhoo, now my toilet is usable by guests on any given day.  (Now that PP is potty training, she’s getting in on the action too!  It’s so cute to see her cleaning the toilet!!  And soon, I won’t have to do it anymore!!!!)

Amazing!!

T(r)ank Trouble

Oh the multi-splendored joys of home ownership.  (Did the sarcasm come thru okay?)

I’m having…. tank troubles… as in my toilet tank.

I love the color, but I'm very puzzled. How do you flush it??

I love the color, but I’m very puzzled. How do you flush it??

It worked when I first moved in,

This is how it's SUPPOSED to work.

This is how it’s SUPPOSED to work.

then suddenly it wouldn’t flush.  Called in the handyman, better known as sweet friend, the chain was broken.   A few minutes and 1 bent paper clip later

Office supply masquerades as plumbing fix

Office supply masquerades as plumbing fix

Ta Da!  It worked again!  Magic!  (BUT!!  the chain was TOO long now, so you had to lift the tank lid a little, so the doo-hickey wouldn’t hit the top.) sigh  (Of COURSE it was too long, did ya SEE the size of that paper clip???)

That’s okay, I just waited till it broke again, and asked for a smaller paper clip.  Ain’t I brilliant!!   (I didn’t get that college degree fer nuttin, ya know!)

A little later, it was running all the time, and wouldn’t flush AGAIN!!   This time, the rubber gasket was not sealing right, so it constantly drained.  And wouldn’t you know it, all these things ALWAYS happened in the middle of the night!   How does that HAPPEN???

Want to! Just can't!

Want to! Just can’t!  I wish this sign hadn’t been written in invisible ink!!

So, once again, a SOS call went out.  (in the morning!  I didn’t call him right then.  I’m not a sadist.)  Like magic, he fixed in a trice.  (Don’t ya just love that word – trice??  We need to start a campaign to bring it back into popular circulation!   Who’s with me??)

Several weeks go by, then a repeat of the same frustration.  ERGH!  So, I decided to take a peek for myself.  This time, the top link had slipped out of the hole in the end of the stick.  (There’s probably a real name for it – flush lever?? )
nasty toilet lever(not my toilet- you can find anything on google!)

Tried to mend it, but failed.  Probably due to my fat fingers, and being wet.  Yes, yes, that’s it! Because my fingers were wet!   So humiliating to be toilet- flushable- challenged.

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And, here I sit blogging, instead of asking for help.  Thinking about buying stock in Depends.

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