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West Seattle Herald/White Center News Wednesday, July 30, 1997 7 aside you still have a lot of have all the tools, can do the job in an water in the bowl. You can -hour while you are watching the scoop out a lot of it and have British Open and would never crack the option of getting a rubber the bowl. tube and siphoning--hawHow did I crack the bowl? The don't even think about this. thing was faulty. It had to be. It Just dump it on the floor and wouldn't lay flat on the ceramic tile. sponge it up. When you sit down (as I did to test I did all this thinking I could my handiwork) it tilts forward. Just just lift up the toilet and put in enough to allow a jet of cold water to a new wax ring. Forget it. The escape from the valve on the wall and wax ring must have beenspray your behind. When you rock leaking for years, because the back, it shuts off. St) I know I nmst steel flange the plumber had set into have cross-threaded the nut on the end the concrete floor 17 years ago was of the water supply tube. hall" rusted out. What a mess. This Help! It's way down in back of the meant I had to chip out the whole toilet in a space just wide enough to assembly with a hammer and chisel, get my left ann in. In order to work on get a new brass flange, drill new holes it, I have to wrap my arms around the in the concrete, install lead molly bowl and dolt by feel. anchors in holcs that, of course, did "You love that toilet, don't you," not line up with the pre-drilled holes she says from the doorway. 1 can't in the new flange. In the three hours it repeat my answer. look to accomplish this task, I quit It works now. It still rocked back seven times, sharpened the concrete and lbrth slightly, so I got a shingle drill hit five times, shouted, cried, from the wotydpile and made a bunch prayed, grunted, sweated and swore of shims which I jammed under thc never again, never again, edges. 1 will never, ever hug a toilet Plumbers arc young, strong, trained, again. Even ff it's cute. lerry Robinson It of a I i. Sticks, it, 'S the and to (" ~ "1 (~ ~ot call '"\', / ._y,.mb.r! Ca,, 911 I'm .~onna ~\._.....~ ~ r/" MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Bicyclists Thriffway They don't pay A no-nonsense to pave roads Editor: When I read the article in the White Center police reports for July 23 con- cerning the bicyclist who was punched by a driver, I laughed. I'm sorry, he probably shouldn't have done it, although I myself have wanted to do the same on more than one occasion. I pay a lot of money for the privi- lege of driving my car on the road. I pay road taxes, I pay lor a driver's license, tabs, car insurance and gas taxes. These people pay none of these costs yel they feel they have every right not only to use the mad but also to pass people on the right and left, cut in front of everyone at lights or just go right through it if they feel like it. They can't do the speed limit, they do not ol~'y the laws of the road and they do not/my (author's emphasis) gbr the costs of maintaining the roads they am using. Now, why should my rights as a licensed, insured, taxpaying driver be violated by the spoiled cyclists who are taking advantage of the system and every driver out them. They should pay like everyone else who uses the paved byways to get from point A to point B. I don't even want to hear that non- sense about them saving the environ- ment. If they really cared about that they wouldn't be riding on the unnat- ural pavement, they would be paying and working on natural byways to and from their destinations. They like rid- ing on the smooth pavement ziggin' and zaggin' in and out of traffic, cut- ting people off. Signed: Tired of freeloading Gener- ation X crybabies. Butch Mattison West Seattle store, please This is a copy of a letter sent to the corporate office of Thriftway Dear Mr. Queen Anne: I have always considered Thrift- way as a safe haven from the grip of Safeway here in West Seattle. I was a loyal Thriftway customer from the time I moved to West Seattle in 1988. The fire that destroyed one store and the remodeling upheaval of the other, lorced me to seek out another good basic grocery store, l now drive to the Westwood QFC, a 20-minule drive, in order to stay out of the reahn of Safeway. I would like to express nay con- cerns about your West Seattle ven- tures. You have ruined the Admiral Way store by the recent attempt to upgradc/rcmodcl it. All that you managed It) do is create a dark, opprcssive and ,'epugnant enviro||- incnl. Now, that you have broken ground for the replacement store on California and Morgan, I hope you will not repeal this mistake. Please create a good, m)-nonsense neighborhood grocery store as the former Thriflways in West Seattle use to be. Thank you tor your time and consideration in this matter. Roger F. Sehoenecker Admiral LETTERS WELCOME The News/Herald welcomes your letters. Address them to P.O. Box 16069, Seattle, 98116, or drop them by our office at 3500 S.W. Alaska St. or email: wsherald@wolfenetcom That il To thank you for 10 great years, we're having a BIRTHDAY PARTYI TR TORIA B in for lunch or dinn~ with m on Monday, August 11, 1997 and we'll share a piece of our birthday cake. ARNOLD ISAACSON Hearing Aid Dispenser tree Hearing Test Hearing Aid Batteries , Repairs (All Brands) All Insurance Plans Accepter OVER 50 YEARS getter Heartn9 Through Professional Care SOUND ASSOCIATES, INC. WEST SEATTLE 4506 California Ave. SW 937,8700 (In the Senior Center Bldg.) 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