I could use more tropical storms like the one we didn't get on Labor Day weekend. I painted the outside of our house those three days, finished the yard work, and rebuilt the back gate, which works better than when it was originally installed 20 years ago.
Don't take this the wrong way, but I have had lots of experience with toilets over the years. I've written 235 stories about them for the Inquirer alone since 1989, did a piece on dual flush for Popular Science in 2005, and included a chapter on toilets in each of my books, albeit as part of the bathroom.
Alan J. Heavens has been writing about real estate and home improvement for 27 of his 36 years at the Inquirer and for most of his 49 years as a reporter. Author of three books, he was "The Gadgeteer" on the Discovery Channel's Home Matters and president of the National Association of Real Estate Editors.