It worked! The video explained everything so well, I wasn’t scared at all. I had to introduce some Pampered Chef tools into the mix, but I had the tank off in no time. I even checked to see if my plug was leaking. It wasn’t. The steady run of water has stopped thanks to simply turning down the water flow a bit. The wallpaper is gone. Next step is filling in all the holes and smoothing out any dents. Then, I’m back to the paint store for tester paint. I want to make sure I don’t regret my colour choice for the next 10 years.
I bet my Dad is smiling. He would have been 81 today.
I was thinking about the dialogue that would have ensued had I not been by myself. Something like:
“I need to get the toilet tank off to remove the paper behind it.”
“I’ve got a buddy that’s a plumber.”
“But he’s not here. Can you do it?”
“I found this video on-line that shows you how.”
“Don’t believe everything you see on-line. They always make it look easy.”
“Why would they lie?”
Jokingly, “Can’t you just leave it, no one is going to see it.”
Hairy eyeballs. “Oh, and it will have to come off again when I paint.”
“Well, can’t I just take it off when you’re ready to paint.”
“If you take it off this time, I’ll do it next time when you paint.”