Monday, June 16, 2008

Urinal Anaylsis

Or is it "Urinalysis?
Anyway... your urinal inquiries addressed here, free of charge! Let's check out number one (collective groan--come on! You totally saw that coming!)

Where can I get a urinal of my own?
Susie, any building company or plumbing supply company will help you order one. Mine came from Stock Lumber, but I bet you could special order one at Lowe's or Home Depot.

Do you have a paper towel dispenser on the wall, also? Or maybe just one of those electric hand dryers?

Oh, Suburban Correspondent, you are a funny, funny lady! Boys and Men use urinals and we all know they NEVER wash their hands after going to the bathroom. We had a tough time justifying a SINK down there!

I wonder what it would take to get my house plans back to the drawing board though? Does that "Urinal" need to be connected to the sewer/soakaway system, like a toilet? we will have a septic tank and soakaway, and I am just wondering about plumbing. I have designed one bathroom for the three boys to use, and it is very "dorm".
Nan, any plumber could connect a urinal, it's similar to a toilet or a sink in the way it "hooks up." If you have 3 boys sharing a bathroom a urinal is a MUST HAVE. The wall-mounted model like we have only uses 1/2 gallon of water per flush and is also quite easy to clean. If you have the wall space, in this case 2 feet, you should totally do it.

I just want to know if you have a Michigan State Spartan on those walls someplace!

Ree, the Hawkeye logo is a fluke because Mr. D lived in Iowa most of his life and his whole family still does (a shout out to them, BTW, the water keeps rising and while his family hasn't been flooded yet, it's coming pretty darn close). Appropriately we have the Badgers on one wall, the Green Bay Packers on another and on the fourth? Our high school's logo. Obviously we didn't include the Michigan State Spartans because we ran out of wall space.

Our entire basement is a conversation piece between the urinal, the astroturf flooring, the wall of chalkboard, and the huge mural of a baseball diamond on 3 walls. The same artist did the bathroom logos for us. Someday I'll have to post the basement mural because it really turned out cool.

But enough about urinals. Let's talk about beer!


  1. Snort. Well, okay, as long as it's only because you ran out of room AND there's not a stupid Wolverine around there someplace. ;-)

  2. Hah!

    Better than them peeing in the basin!

    Ace plan Melissa - but now I've heard about the rest - I want to see the astroturf!

  3. GO BADGERS & PACKERS!!! Melissa - Brett Favre's godmother lives only a couple of miles from me. And his mother's mother, is in a nursing home also only a couple of miles away. His mom lives (as the crow flies) about 10 miles northwest of me. Lots of Packer fans down here, as well as Saints fans.

  4. The differences between a house full of boys and a house full of girls are NUMEROUS.

  5. sean says there's NO WAY we are installing a urinal in the boys' bathroom. over his dead body!

    this is going to take some womanly skill and political manouvreing. manouever? manoeruereu?

    where is a dictionary when you need one?

  6. Beer and urinals..sounds like a match made in heaven. ;p

  7. When the boys are older, will you start putting those urinal cakes in it? You know, to make the basement feel more festive, like a bar?

    I think the urinal is pretty much the coolest thing ever. You should totally have your own show on HGTV.


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