May 21, 2012

First Success. First Failure.

   Technically, I suppose the first success for the house would be the major cleaning Annie and her mom completed. However, I am going to stick with small house projects. Our first success was...a new toilet seat cover! Here is a pic of the old toilet seat.
                                                   (Old toilet seat cover...Yuck!)

   As you can see, the old toilet seat cover was wood. I don't know why they make toilet seat covers out of wood, it reminds me of an outhouse. Plus who knows how many people have pooped on that thing. Might as well get a new cover, right? We weren't sure if we got the right size, and I have never changed a toilet seat cover before, but after a little bit of laying on the bathroom floor, our toilet looked like it was originally supposed to look...beautiful.
                                                         (Amazing toilet seat)

   Now onto the first failure. It wasn't a big deal, we will just have to make a return trip to WalMart. I will probably not go to the WalMart on University Ave like we did to get this item. That place is one of the worst places on Earth. Although if you have enough patience it can be fairly entertaining. For example, on our last trip we got to see a really fat guy walking while holding his cell phone above his head as it rang over and over again. Shortly after that we saw some people almost kill each other over line position at the checkout, and to top it all off we got to see a guy get arrested for stealing a white vest. Still, I'd drive to the nearest WalMart in Iowa if it meant avoiding that WalMart.
   Where was I? Oh yeah. Our first failure was a poorly fitting dish drying rack. Bummer.
                                                         (That's not going to fit)

   If that is our biggest failure, I am going to count ourselves blessed.

   We did get a new table today too, but that doesn't come for several weeks. We measured it and I am pretty sure we can play a game of PowerGrid on it while also playing a game of Small World. So yeah, it's a pretty nice table.


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