>> Sunday, January 31, 2010
Around midnight on Friday night, I went into the bathroom, expecting to encounter the same problem toilet that had been acting up for a few days (thanks for all the plunger tips, readers!). It started doing it's usual thing, filling up but not flushing. Then all the sudden, it changed course, and actually flushed. The new water replaced the old, there was a swishing sound, swirling water, and, voila, a replenished toilet bowl. Amazing. I don't know what happened there.
My guess, based on some online research, is that the toilet was not truly clogged but rather there was a small obstruction that prevented adequate flushing/draining. And by some unknown means (perhaps my inadequate plunging from Friday morning?), the toilet decided to wake up, revive itself, and start working again. That certainly made the weekend better, though I still approach that piece of porcelain with some trepidation.