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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Singlutionary Takes on Toilets (and Wins)!

My dear fellow blogger, Welsh Girl, just commented on my last post, wondering where I've been. I've been MIA for about a week now! What have I been up to? Is all well? Did I fall into one of the toilets I was replacing? What is happening with the Singlution? Have I abandoned my Singlutionary ship and ridden off into the sunset with the first studmuffin to cross my path?

Well, no, once a Singlutionary, always a Singlutionary. I have not abandoned the Singlution. To be honest, no articulate studmuffins have crossed my path lately either so temptation is lacking. Instead, I've been hell bent on getting my house whipped into shape. I took on way too many projects (toilets, chickens, painting, etc), all at the same time, for one single Singlutionary to complete in a reasonable amount of time. And yet I now need them completed. I need this not only for my own mental health but also because I got a full time job! I start next week and I am heck bent on getting all the loose ends of life wrapped up before I start working not only one-full-time-job but one-full-time-job plus the-part-time-job that I already have.

(After I finish this quick post, I am going to go write my final post on my Unabashedly Unemployed blog about the job and everything that means to/for me.)

But as far as the Singlution goes, its still in full swing. It might take me a few more weeks to catch up on reading blogs and to get my new routine down but I'm still here being single and loving it!

And I did install two of my three free toilets. It wasn't easy and it wasn't pretty and it took about 5 times longer than I planned, but I did it and I gained a lot of toilet-flange/cement-drilling knowledge and confidence in the process! The last 1970s-permanently-poo-stained toilet is in my own bathroom which nobody else really uses (although they had to use it while their toilets were reduced to a pipe in the floor). That project will have to wait for a day off or a holiday. I think I might start calling Independence day, "Change the Crapper Day". After that I'll be independent of toilets. Wait. No. I still NEED the toilets (in order to not get arrested for public pooing). I just won't need a husband/boyfriend/partner/spouse/handyman/bitch/live-in-lover to change 'em.


Stevi said...

I'm so glad your back I was getting worried! I am impressed with all your house improvements you are taking on! My mom has always been so awesome at fixing everything herself without a man around to do it and I am all about learning how to do it well one day too. :)

Just Me said...

Congrats on the new full-time job!

Welsh Girl said...

Ok, so now I feel vaguely guilty for bullying you into posting, and delighted that you have returned!

Am also in awe of your plumbing skills. I am one to happily have a go at most things - but that is a loo too far for me. I now realise that I am a puny, pathetic member of the Singlution, and must instantly start redoing my plumbing if I am ever to earn a merit badge and any respect.

Huge congratulations on the job. Now, get back to work and tie up those loose ends....

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that you didn't get the shits ;-) from doing all that manual labor!! And to think that you did it for EVERYBODY else's toilet, and left yours for another time!?!! What a lovely motherly instinct you've got!

Good luck with the new job - I know that the security that comes with it will make you feel SO good. And as you said... it will take time to sort out your life and your loves.... but you'll do it.

What industry/type of job did you get?

femail ;-)

The Singlutionary said...

I love my online friends! Thanks Stevi and Welsh girl for thinking of me during my absence! And thank you Just me for the congrats on my new job!

As for the toilets, it wasn't as hard or as gross as it could have been but it did take lots of googling and running back and forth to the hardware store, etc. But I do feel rather accomplished.

Welsh Girl: You are not a puny member of the Singlution. I would be scared to peapods living in that huge old house with only a nut-case and her husband and a stable of orphan horses for neighbors. THAT is brave!

The Singlutionary said...

Oh! And Iol, I got a job in Leasing. I used to be a realtor and I am still licensed but I got sick of being my own boss and making myself work hard and not get paid. So this way I'll still be in the same industry I'll just be working with apartments and renters instead of houses and buyers. And I'll get a regular paycheck! Imagine that! I feel super blessed!

Clever Elsie said...

Congratulations on your new job! I so want to pick your brain for the last couple installments of my house hunting series on Singletude!

Talia, Justin, and Turner said...

Congrats on the new job!!

Megs said...

Congrats on the job! Welcome back to the 9 to 5 lifestyle. I know what it is like to work two jobs. I actually find it better a lot of the time because I'm super busy and it forces me to make time for myself.

(no)sexandthecity said...

super, super, super happy that you got the job you wanted!!!!!

bowing down to the plumbing goddess...

you call me when you wanna tackle that last potty and i will help you!!! i'll be your toilet bitch. eew that sounded wrong. but no we DON'T want you pooing in public =)

Anonymous said...

You can replace toilets? You have SKILLS. I had to have huge dirty-shoed guys come into my house and replace my upstairs toilet for an insane amount of money. I thought about just boarding up the door and using my other one point five toilets, but resale value prevailed. Go ahead Singlutionary!

Donetta said...

Hello, Nice to meet you. Well your a busy woman. Toilet story too funny. I sat on it and the debit card fell out of my back pocket and the flushing took place just as I realized it. Fortunately He (my husband, a very nice guy were friends) took the toilet off and retrieved it.
Got out of that one heheheh
Well welcome to the gardening and that new employment is to be congratulated Ya! for you. Hope to still see you around when and if you have time. If you have any questions I might be able to help. Feel free to ask

{The Perfect Palette} said...

we're loving your blog

Anonymous said...

Wowee -- I was impressed by your painting skills, and now this!

I am in super-awe-overload. You're such a rockin' gal, Singlutionary. :)