Leaking Toilet and Little Turtle

2/7/15 Saturday in Clermont, FL (Orlando Preserve-TT)

Warning: if toilet talk bothers you, please skip to the next paragraph.

This morning I tackled a few projects including special toilet cleaning. Our “ball” that closes the hole and keeps water in the toilet is not closing properly, thus water leaks out of our toilet bowl. Not a good thing for the seal. With gloves on I checked the ball’s surface-no calcium deposits I could feel. Then I checked the seal, none there either. The seal also seemed to be well attached to the bowl. I also got tie downs attached to our toilet brush, then knowing it won’t fall into our black water tank, I scrubbed below the ball. Unfortunately, our toilet ball still sticks and the water still leaks. A good temporary aid is, after stepping on the lever to flush, we need to push the lever up, to help the ball set firmly against the seal so water won’t escape the bowl. By the way, the reason for the tie downs is to slip that tie down handle over my wrist, thus no fears that it will fall into the black water tank).

Beautiful day when we spent most of the afternoon visiting with Renee. During that time “their” little resident turtle took a small walk, at least until one of us stood up. He’s so cute!

turtle 1 turtle 2


About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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