Flew down Flue

Earlier this week I was looking through pictures and ran across a few interesting ones.

These pictures were taken a little more than 20 years ago when I lived in Missouri.

I had just returned from a long trip and the first time I used the bathroom had an interesting experience.

The toilet did not flush properly, and the water left in the fowl had a few small feathers floating in it.

toilet, plumbing, flue, bird, trip, dead birdI flushed several times and it just got worse, so I emptied the water tank and took the toilet apart.

As I turned the toilet over I saw something interesting. I saw the leg of a dead bird.

toilet, plumbing, flue, bird, trip, dead birdI then used a pair of pliers to remove the bird from the toilet.

toilet, plumbing, flue, bird, trip, dead birdHow did a bird end up in the drain of the toilet?

toilet, plumbing, flue, bird, trip, dead bird I then grabbed the dead bird with the pliers again and carried it outside. I had planned on putting it in the trash when theĀ  next trash day came, but the next day it was gone.

I then put everything back together and the toilet worked properly so a call to a plumber was not needed.

It was quite an experience to come home to after a long trip.

I talked to my Dad and a few friends, and most likely this bird had flown down the flue pipe and had then scrambled up the drain pipe to the toilet and drowned in the.siphon.

This is not the only time I have had to remove a dead animal after a long trip. I once had to hunt for a dead mouse after returning home from a trip. I ended up having to take my stove apart to get to a mouse that had been electrocuted by gnawing on an electrical wire.

Steven

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Wednesday Image Search – II

Welcome to another Wednesday Image Search where I pick a string of letters or a word and share some of the images I find in an image search of the blog.

Awhile back I searched for ‘hat’ and ‘bat’ so started a theme of ‘?at’ words. I finished the theme, so am now searching for double vowels

Tonight in the new theme of double vowels I am searching for ‘ii’.

These should be interesting. There are a lot of words with double vowels, but not many with double ‘ii’.

What images will I find?

Sylvilagus audubonii - desert cottontail - Audubon's cottontail - Central Valley RabbitWith the first image we have a Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii) which is also known as Audubon’s cottontail.

Kartoffel House, pork, potatoes, german cuisine, pinappleThe second image is of Pork Hawaiian at the Kartofell Haus in Jena, Germany. I like the Pineapple rings on top of the pork fillets.

Jen,a germany, lo studente, pizza, hawaiian pizzaNext we have a Hawaiian pizza at Lo Studente, which is a Italian restaurant in Jena.

Sabanci Merkez Camii - Adana Mosque - Sabanci Family - Large MosqueNext is the Sabanci Merkez Camii, which is a mosque in Adana, Turkey. It is the second largest mosque in Turkey after the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. I saw both of them during a vacation to Turkey eight years ago.

King's Hawaiian Bread - Hawaiian Sweet Bread - Home Pride Replacement Quest - Hostess BrandsFinally we have a package of Hawaiian Sweet bread. I really like the taste of this bread, although I usually just buy the small packages of rolls.

Not as much variety in these images. I was tempted to use images that use images that came up because of Roman numerals, such as II or VII.

Which is your favorite of these ‘ii’ pictures?

What should I search for next? I think I will continue the theme of double vowels with ‘oo’.

Steven

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