If someone told you that our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast lost a toilet, you wouldn’t believe them, right? Well, that was my reaction. Actually, to be completely honest, I figured that we somehow must have broken it. Given our track record, that’s a distinct possibility. You have heard about the head of lettuce we found in the toilet, right? Or about the time that Walter decided to fix one by taking it out of the floor and working on it in the front yard (but you know Judi put the kibosh on that pretty quickly!)? Or when a flushed stick of deodorant produced a geyser in one of the bathrooms? Yep, we really have great luck with toilets… But no, this one was actually lost. As in missing, vanished, or nowhere to be found. How is that possible, you ask? Here goes!
As many of you know, we are busy beavers working to complete a large re-design of Deluxe Fireplace Suite 12 in the main house, including the bathroom. So as the bathroom walls were painted and dry, and the tile grouted and sealed, it came time to hook up the toilet again. The plumber arrived, and a short while later, emerges and asks where the toilet is. Well, it was in the corner, right where we left it, of course! But, after poking our heads in, it was clear the toilet was not where it had been stored. So we searched high and low (which is quite a feat, given how many great hiding spots there are at the Maine Stay Inn), and the toilet was absolutely nowhere to be seen. So we finally we discovered that a workman thought he was being helpful and brought our toilet to the dump. A very sweet gesture, but not exactly what we needed when we were just hours away from visitors checking in. So he went back to find it, and the missing toilet had gone missing again! Fortunately he understood that you can’t really have a Kennebunkport bed and breakfast without a toilet, so he brought us a new one. In the meantime, if you find a bright white toilet somewhere strange in southern Maine, it’s probably ours – hope you get as good a laugh out of this one as we did!