The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

I can only wish we could flush our troubles away

“I have some bad news,” said Bunny.


“Come here.” She then led me to the master bathroom. “Flush the toilet.”

“Okay.” I flush the toilet. Water comes gushing out between the bowl and the tank on the left side, which is just a tad higher than the right side. “That doesn't look right … ”

“Do you think that instead of loosening the nut, we can try to turn the bolt instead?”

“It's rubber coated, but it does have two flat sides. Let me grab a wrench and see what happens … ”

Two hours later …

Between me loosening the right side a few turns, and Bunny tightening the left side it was level. Or at least, the bubble in the level was just inside the line.

“Okay, fill the tank … here goes nothing … ”

Water again comes gushing out between the bowl and the tank.

“You know, maybe some liberal use of caulking is in order … ”

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