Tense moments last Sunday evening when the toilet tank in my water closet drained onto my gas range. I noticed the water mark on the ceiling above the stove as the pizza baked. I couldn't react immediately because we had dinner to finish. The water gushed out into my hands when I investigated the leak after dinner. I raced downstairs for a pitcher to catch the water and came back to a naked Belle racing toward the toilet with a plunger. I cleaned up the mess as best I could, already well aware of what I would find downstairs.
This wasn't the first time I'd had trouble with this toilet. This toilet drained out onto the stove top about as soon as I moved in here. A plumber resolved the issue: popsicle sticks in the drain! I couldn't get over toilet water contaminating the stove. I went down to Best Buy and swapped out the stove immediately, along with the other major appliances (All LG stainless steel because I wanted them to match!). The toilet didn't give me any trouble for all these years until last Sunday. This might be something I can fix myself. Belle sure looked adorable trying to help.