Month: November 2020

Another Perfect Storm

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I have been working alot more hours during the pandemic. My guess is anyone in IT, no matter what branch of it they’re in, they are working more. We are doing software upgrades for our customers…one a week, but it takes all of us and it takes a week to prepare. (on top of the “normal” ToDo list and fires to put out). The upgrades are normally happening on Thursday Nights

Last week, we did the update on Tuesday Night instead of Thursday, so there was a bit of a rush on this one and a little bit more intense for me…or should I say different, only because I was working on the last 15+ updates with 1 person and then this night he was unavailable, so there was a switch off…Not a big deal, just different! Wednesday was full of meetings and calls one after another…and I was already dragging…I decided to enjoy an adult beverage or two

So THURSDAY, dragging, tired and in my early morning fuzz, started my routine. went to the ladies room, as I was flushing the toilet I picked up toothbrush and it caught on the holder…as I watched the damn thing fall right into the toilet…1st thought, it’s ok, I have a new toothbrush in the cabinet, second thought was it’s gone…the toilet flush was in it’s last gulp….GONE!

We have a second toilet down stairs, so we started using that…hoping to make it through to the weekend. On Friday, I called AQUA Ins, who we have a policy with on plumbing and sewer pipes…they tell me that dropping a toothbrush in there is NOT covered…WTF??

call a plumber? call scott? or fix it myself?

After my bike ride, I stopped at homedepot and bought a heavy duty plunger, a toilet auger and a wax ring, thinking I would try the first 2 things and then decided who I was calling on Monday morning.

I tried the plunger…then I tried the wet vac…then the auger UNSUCCESSFULLY! since there wasn’t any water in it, I decided to just remove the toilet and auger it from the bottom…after 30 minutes of seeing the auger at the other end with NO toothbrush, I started to think…it may be time to buy a new toilet or call Scott or a plumber. I put the toilet in the bathtub and started running water though it from both ends…still no FUCKING toothbrush! Auger, water, shake, Auger, water, shake! I left the auger in the toilet, totally defeated.

I start watching YouTube videos and no one came up with anything I haven’t already tried…now my back hurts and I feel like I have been working out. I pulled the auger out and down drops the toothbrush!

I need a day off!

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