Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Optimism

There have been two little issues that have really been bugging me lately.
One concerns my blog.  The other concerns the house in Hooterville.
Regarding the blog…three of my old posts from last summer have been hard hit by spammers.  I have comment moderation activated for posts older than 7 days so these spam comments aren’t getting through but it was irritating me to no end to have to reject as many as 6 or 8 spam comments a day. 
Finally, I made the decision to turn comments completely off on those three old posts.
So far, it appears to have stopped the spam so I’m optimistic.
The other issue concerns one of the bathrooms at the house in Hooterville.  With all of the work that has been taking place, I’ve had to make the bathroom next to the laundry room accessible to workmen.  In addition, until the bathroom in the new barn is finished, boarders will, no doubt, be coming up to the house and asking to use our bathroom from time to time so I’m sure this little issue will continue for a while. 
Invariably every time I walk by that bathroom everyone is using, someone  has left the toilet seat up. 
This is  an issue I’ve never had to really deal with before because my hubby  grew up sharing a bathroom with his mom and 3 sisters.  He learned early in life to put the seat down and he rarely forgets.
In the scheme of things, a toilet seat left in the up position  really is a small thing but, nevertheless, it still drives me nuts so I go in, close the lid, and wash my hands.  The next thing I know, the lid is up again!
Errrrr!
I finally came up with this idea.  See that frame on the wall over the toilet?

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A closer look:

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Tacky? 
Most definitely.
But so is leaving the toilet seat up.
Effective? 
I’m optimistic.

14 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Good luck with that!

I had to finally turn off Anonymous comments...cuz that is what the bad comments were coming in as. Hated to do it, but I wasn't going to read that junk every day!

Loui said...

I'm with you..
Good Luck!!
Loui♥

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I don't think that is tacky. I think it is a good reminder of being polite. Hope they get the hint. Hugs, Marty

Willow said...

I'm sorry but you have me laughing so hard.

I wished I had that print at our home. I don't know how many times I have told my Hubby and our Son, when he was living at home, over the years to put the seat down. One night I did not pay attention and fell in. For awhile after that they did kept it down and than it started all over again.

Good luck with it. It is one thing with family doing that, but strangers should at least be kind and put it down since it is in your home and your are trying to be nice to let them use it.

Willow

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great picture. And effective I hope. Hopefully you will have the barn bathroom on the top of your list :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

delainegabriel said...

Home Depot has a lid that automatically goes down if left up, and it's not expensive!! If my boys were still at home..I would have one!!!

Dan and Deb said...

Perfect!

mah said...

I have one of the lids from Home Depot and it is good but they have to remember to touch it to make it go down! I like it for family but I don't know about stranges. Good luck!

Patriotic Mom said...

I'm with you on this! Good solution.
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Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shari!

Good idea! Not tacky, necessary, especially if you have men going in there all the time. I was wondering what the heck that said when you e-mailed me the pics of bathroom. lol! I said, no, Shari wouldn't put a picture like that in her bathroom. But, now I can see what it says. Bless my hubby, he doesn't leave the seat up either. Hope it works.

Debbie

Sylvia said...

Not tacky at all. Nice reminder for those "guests" coming into your home. It isn't a public facility, you know.

Kathysue said...

Glad to see we share some of the same Quirks, Truth be told the toliet seat being up is a pet peeve of mine also, Now you have to understand with four boys in the house I had my work cut out for me,thank you for visiting my Quirk post, it has had a lot of interesting feed back. Kathysue

Sandy said...

I have had the same problem with spammers lately. I have always had my blog set so I have to approve comments for this very reason. I agree, it does get old having to reject them though.

As for the BR. I can honestly say in 39 years of marriage my DH has never once left the set up! I guess that's why I kept him. LOL!

Sandy

Wendy said...

HILARIOUS! (the sign, that is!)

Ive been getting a lot of spam on old posts as well. Weird.