Thursday, 23 June 2011

The Loo Syndrome

Bloggie friends!!

I was absent yesterday as I had a plumbing emergency!

But not to worry – I found what I needed to do via some amazing video clips on the internet, showing me how to tackle the “non-flushing loo syndrome” Ahem!

Ya know – living alone (with Charlie of course!) and being a gazillion miles away from family and friends, the internet has been such a godsend helping me keep my sanity and allowing me to live as independently as possible.

I mean of course nothing beats human one on one contact, but I really don’t think I’d have survived these past 3 and a half years alone without the resource and community that is in virtual land and blogworld!

Charlie says: Please be so kind as to open the door so I may greet the sun.



Enjoy your day, bloggie friends!

58 comments:

Brian said...

That is such a sweet picture of you Charlie! Hey, fixing the loo is a great reason to potty! HeeHee!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nothing more satisfying than learnign to fix a toliet by yourself! Well, I'm sure there are more satisfying things, but good for you.

The Chair Speaks said...

Know exactly how your mom feel, Charlie. Our human's the same with part of the family living on the other side of the globe.
Thank God for internet and blogger friends.

Summer Ross said...

He looks so patient! I understand what you mean about being alone- naturally I live in a city but I spend so much time in my tiny apartment during the summer- without kids, pets, or manly man just doing homework- its nice to come and interact with others.

Shawn said...

Oh Chawlie! Wees gwad you got da Loo fixed, now time to go out to pway!

Chloe, Cecil and Winston

Deborah said...

I'm glad you fixed the loo or as I would say toilet!! I would have called a plumber! LOL or not!
Have a great day and thank you for voting for Penny! I really appreciate it!
xxoo
Deborah

Katnip Lounge said...

And you my friend have enriched my life as well! Charlie, you chose a good one.

Mr Puddy said...

Mom totally agree with you.Virtual ang Bloging keep the world so close, Save the time and you can waer pajama to keep contact with friends and family : )
xoxo

Brigid said...

Good for you, Jennifer. There is nothing worse that a malfunctioning loo! Charlie has the right idea.

Madeleine said...

Awh bless, glad you have the Internet and Charlie to keep you going. Hopw the loo is working now too :O)

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Charlie, the sun is so lucky to be greeted by you!

m.q said...

yes.blogworld & the net is so magic as my human can catch up with her siblings thru net.

we're about 400++ km away from our hometown.

BoBo Salem & ChaCha

Fuzzy Tales said...

Congratulations on fixing your toilet! It's often intimidating for women to do things like that, even if they're simple, because we step outside our comfort zones if we haven't grown up accustomed to tackling repairs. :-)

Well done!

Of course, you could have used Charlie's litter box. Ha.

Lexi said...

Was it the ballcock? I changed my workshop ballcock myself, which was considerably easier than finding a plumber, and a LOT cheaper.

Does Charlie greet the rain too?

Ellie Garratt said...

Oh, no. And oh, yay for internet video and blogging friends. Now put your feet up and enjoy the Sun!

Ellie Garratt

Susan Fields said...

I'm glad you got your plumbing emergency figured out! Isn't the internet amazing? I really wonder what authors used to do before they could just Google any topic they wanted and find a wealth of information right there.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie if we were nearer we would rush and open the door for you.
Jenn if we ever need an emergency plumber we'll give you a call for step by step instructions LOL! Perhaps you could consider a career change?

Marg said...

Glad you got your Loo figured out.I have a bad sink and bathtub so I know how you feel. Glad you got it solved. Charlie, you are looking good as usual. Take care.

The Kewl~Kitty~Krew said...

Happy to hear your "loo" problem is fixed. And we hope the sun was happy to see you!!!

Talli Roland said...

I hear you - I LOVE the internet when you have emergencies like that and no-one around to advise you! Glad you sorted it out!

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Our mama finds answers to so many things on the internet, also.

And today we are thankful for the internet, otherwise we would never have had the joy of knowing you and the handsome Charlie.....we send our love to both of you.

Tracy said...

Isn't that the truth? I so depend so much on the internet and I depend on my blog friends to keep me sane as well! Isn't it a great community?
I am glad all your difficulties have been worked out and I know you and Charlie will take good care of each other...
:)

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Our Mom understands how you feel, although we do have some human family close by. It is hard to keep things going sometimes!!
Happy Thursday and glad the Loo thing is fixed!
~ Phillip and The Bunch

The Golden Eagle said...

Glad to hear your plumbing emergency was taken care of!

The blogging community is strong. When I started a blog, I hadn't expected that at all, but I'm glad it's there. :)

Repositório said...

Have a great day too!!!

soggibottom said...

Suns been here to today Charlie. LET HIM OUT... poor lad..... needs to see blue sky ....
The wonder of blogland, friends from all parts of the world.:-) x x x

Patsy said...

Amazing what you can learn on the internet, isn't it? Bet you're now flushed with success.

William Kendall said...

I suspect Charlie would have had something to say about anyone else using the litter box.

Manzanita said...

Isn't it amazing what you can learn on YouTube? It's my greatest teacher.
That is the sweetest picture of Charlie. He's so photogenic. Should be a model for some cat food. Move over ..... that big orange cat who hogged the spotlight for so long. It's Charlies turn.

ABBY said...

Fabulous and inventive!
Terrific that you were able to fix the loo yourself -- with help from Dear Charlie!

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Tara said...

I always think I'd love living alone, in seclusion. But then I remember that thins like this can happen. The hubs is, perhaps, good for something. ;)

Nas Dean said...

Learning to DIY for plumbing problems save you $$!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I agree -- the Internet is wonderful in situations like this! Almost everything DIY project can be found on it!

Are you a native Australian, Old Kitty? I loved visiitng AU but the plane (rides) to get there were soooooo looooong!

Lisa Potts said...

Charlie looks so very patient waiting at the door.

I'm glad your plumbing problems were able to be fixed quickly.

Have a great weekend!

Margo Benson said...

Yay for you! The internet has helped with the tricky dilemma too, but I haven't braved a loo repair!

Can see Charlie performing Sun Salutes :-)

Pk Hrezo said...

LOL! I love that pic. Charlie's face says it all. I miss having a cat so much, so I live vicariously thru your pics. Hubby is allergic so I had to get rid of one or the other... and since my cat's fathering abilities left something to be desired, to my chagrin I had to say farewell to the cat. :(
Bravo for fixing your own toilet! Girl power!

Theresa Milstein said...

Sorry about your loo issues. I wish we used that word here.

I'm sorry you're far from family and friends. At least you can make the most of it from the Internet. Imagine living in the days of letters?

Charlie, at least it's not raining there like it is here!

Creepy Query Girl said...

glad the loo has been fixed- definitely one of those things we can't live without! lol

Rene said...

Oh, that's a crummy way to spend the day! We hope things are working properly now.

penandpaints said...

Ah, brilliant stuff, well done you, there's no end to your talents, i hope it's all sorted now.
Charlie's being ever so polite there, what a good chap.
It has been lovely meeting you both in blogland, hurray for t'internet!
xx

Lydia K said...

I love the internet. It's socially acceptable hermitism.

notesfromnadir said...

Charlie looks like he's hinting about something! :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Charlie displays that British manners and dignity. All he needs is a top hat and a monacle.

Photo Cache said...

What a cutie that Charlie is especially when he's begging ot be let out.

Emma and Buster

Ann Best said...

I, too, have found helpful information and products through the Internet! Long live this world within the world! And long live Old Kitty and Charlie!!!

I'm so glad you're savoring my book. I'm eager to know how you feel at the end. I was glancing at it and estimated what I think you might, too--I won't give it away!!!

Much love from me and Jen!!!!!

Clarissa Draper said...

Charlie didn't want to be in the house with your loo problem. Well, I'm glad you've fixed it. You're so DIY.

Esme said...

Charlie you are too cute for words. I am very impressed with your plumbing skills. It does stink when an emergency hits and it is just you.

Boonie S said...

You're right. The internet and the people on it are a great resource - available 24/7 and always helpful. You'll go a long way to find a plumber like that....

All the best, Boonie

KarenMcG said...

Glad to know you got your plumbing problem fixed...something else you can add to your resume!

And Charlie? What can I say? Cutie.

Travis Erwin said...

I like the word loo sound so much more sophisticated than crapper or even commode or toilet.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Yes, what did we do before 'Google'...it has helped me pick the right sandpaper, learn how to stain my deck and find answers to cat health questions, too. Hope you got some sun on your furs eventually!

Al said...

'Loo' problems are no fun. Thank goodness for the interweb.

Nydaoni said...

Hello Charlie =^^=
I'm Sheldon's mom (www.sheldonthecat.blogspot.com)
On the left column you will find followers.
Sheldon love your tail, it is so fluffy.

Sash said...

I love the internet for much the same reasons. I use it LOTS to keep in touch with friends who've moved away and family who live elsewhere.

And the writerly community, of course ; )

Thanks for stopping by my blog! My blogfest entry is up now, btw. You can still join if you want to....

*grins*

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Jan is better at breaking things than fixing them, so we hope nothing breaks around here that Jan can kill.

fairyhedgehog said...

After a week without internet I have to agree!

lupie said...

I know, the world wide web is amazing!!

I've met so many friends that I wouldn't even dare to mingle or approach in person as I am just terribly bad in 'speaking' ...

Hope you enjoyed greeting the sun my dear Charlie!!

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Charlie: this is a wonderful picture of you!