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Friday, May 13, 2005

10:14 a.m. - From the Abyss to the Zenith

The toilets have arrived. Correct me if I am wrong but when you see a Toyo Toilet in a showroom with a Toyo bogseet on it, you expect the Toyo toilet to come with a Toyo bogseet – No?

You might think a bogseet is no big deal, but for men who lift (and dutifully close – my husband ROCKS) the toilet seet all the time, the Toyo bogseet is the best.

It’s a gadget, it’s a TOY. It does not slam. It’s like the doors on Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. It doesn’t quite shisshhh but it (and its lid) certainly close slowly, in a controlled manner as if to say, “thank you for sitting on me today”. We have been looking forwards to receiving our non-slam lids for quite some time. Well, OK, hubby has.

Only the Toyo seet costs $50 more than the standard ones… guess what? Yes, you got it, the builder cheaped-out and bought us Chinese plastic plain white seats made by Butoyi (or other such name). Not the nice Canadian Toyo ones. Hubby sent him an email, he came round, they talked, he agreed to change them. And THAT was all that happened at the house yesterday. No more progress, nil, nada, nicho jackety toiletseet. I am guessing that the builder will spend ALL of today driving into town to change the toiletseet. Or maybe he will spend all day smoking pot in his hot tub.

Whilst hubby was sending his email, a new one arrived. From his friend at work. Who’s in the Alpine Club of BC. Wanting to know if we were interested in a weekend trip to Mount English.


(c) Steve Sproule Bivouac.com - Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia


I can’t believe this turnaround.

This is such a step in the right direction.

Canada is turning out to be everything I wished for.

I am walking faster at work today. I am going running at lunchtime. I *will* be in shape by June 18th. I love the ACBC. When I go home tonight I will have to brush the dust off my ice axe and find my crampons. They're probably in a suitcase with some dresses somewhere.

Anonymous Silver Lining said...

I'm not jealous. I'm not. Even a little bit. Jealous. No.

I just hope you get altitude sickness, is all.


Blogger Andrea said...

"Only" 2701m. Sorry. Just enough to make you "feel it".  

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