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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ginger newest problem vs. the plumbing

Our toilet in the half bath has been running, so we ran to the local hardware store to get parts.  Since it was a nice evening, we rode Ginger.  We get our parts and go by and fill Ginger up with gas.  As we are riding, I notice Chuck keeps looking down at the ground....not sure what he is looking at, but he has done it a couple of times.  Finally he says, THEY didn't put his floorboards back on correctly.  THEY being the local Harley dealership, and apparently they were in such a rush to get our bike out of there, they failed to put the spacers in the floorboards, therefore it makes them rub on the muffler.  Well, that was just hunky we get home, and Chuck starts wrenching on the bike.

 I decide to put the stuff back into our barn as the new concrete we had poured Monday was ready for things to be put back inside.  That is a whole other story...but the floor is great.  So, I finish and head towards the house. 

I can't just sit around and do nothing knowing poor Chuck is out there working on the bike and the toilet has to be fixed.  Heck, I think I will put my plumbers hat on and fix that toilet.  Little did I know what I was in store for.  I got the directions out, and followed them to a T....had to run back out to the shop and get a tool I needed, and Chuck was about at wits end.  He has been struggling with a bracket that was being very stubborn, and he said THEY hadn't even attached it.  So it is all bent and with a little more luck, he got it put on. 

 I head back to house, and I start following the instructions.   OK, so now I am ready to take the old parts out of the tank. the tank is supposed to be detached. I look at the parts that are on the tank vs. the ones we got.  Hmmm, looks like the new parts are way to small....  About that time Chuck walks in, and he looks at my mess....he is now informing me that there is no way the new parts are going to work....I think I had figured it out by then, but is was sure good to get his vote on it.  

So, here I sit, writing a blog about our crazy evening and the toilet is totally apart.  I would run back to the store and see about getting the correct parts, but I just don't have the energy to do that.  Plumbers hat is going to have to be hung up for the night.  As far as the Harley goes...Chuck has hung up his tools for the night too, and I sure wouldn't want to get one of those calls from Harley asking him what he thinks of the service department at the Harley store, cause I think they might just want to hang up on him...  :)   Just sayin!!!