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.”

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Notes on an overheard conversation about “The Toilet Situation, Day 3”

“I finally have the toilet on its side.”

“Hmm, there's no real room to get a grip on the nut, is there?”

“No—wait! I have an idea. We can use a clamp to squeeze the tank towards the bowl. That should expose the nut enough to get the vice grips on it.”

“Hold on … okay, how's this?”

“Perfect! Vice grips!”

“Vice grips.”

“I think the bolt is turning with the nut. We need to hold the bolt somehow … ”

“Vice grip?”

“I'm already using it!”

“No, another pair of vice grips. Right here.”

“Oh. Unnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng! Oooommmmmmmmmmph!”

Two hours later …

“Errrrrrrrrrrrrraaaarrrrrrg! How long is this bolt?”

“It's almost off!”

“Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmrrrrrrrrrrrrgaaaah! There!”

“Got it!”

“And here are the other two nuts from the other bolts. The tank is no longer attached to the bowl!”


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