So today I came home from work and heard my toilet running...clearly not a good sign.
I lift off the lid of the tank to see what exactly is going on in my toilet..because clearly I have graduated from Plumber's School... try flushing the handle a couple of times..nothing happens. Lift up the black round thing because that's usually what stops the water, right? nothing happens. Flush the handle again and notice that this other black rubber thing moves when I push down on the handle. Further investigate the black rubber thingie..it looks very corroded (if thats possible with rubber??) probably not good... I start playing around with it a little bit and I seem to get the water to stop, but figure I should call my landlord anyways...just in case..uhh some water leaks... considering he lives RIGHT BELOW ME...
Call my landlord and it turns out he is away in Serbia. His wife comes up to inspect the toilet situation. She's not too sure how to fix it either..but she goes back downstairs to call my landlord. She tells me all of his friends are away as well and that my landlord won't be home until Saturday. Uhhh...not quite sure how THAT's going to work..NO toilet for a whole week...yeah not a good plan..
Anyways, she comes back up a few minutes later with a few tools.. tests things out a bit, tighten a screw here, loosen a screw there..nothing! She sees the same black thingie and thinks this might be the cause of the problem. She goes back downstairs to call said landlord. A few minutes later, she arrives with a new black thingie..back to the bathroom we go. She measures the old black thingie with the new black thingie, makes a few cuts to the rubber, sticks it on and VOILA--TOILET is working again. I am totally IMPRESSED!!!
Hey, if my landlord's wife can fix a toilet, you better believe I will be able fix a toilet the next time!
hence this post claiming I don't NEED a man, but WANTING a man is a COMPLETELY different story :-)