Here's the deal: back when I moved into Roseholme just about a year ago, the loo was, well, "manly," with lots of oak trim and an oak toilet seat with brass hinges.
I am not so much about decorating -- you take 5 - 6000 books and put them in a house in any readily-accessible way and most of your "decorating" is done by the time that task is finished. Likewise, when it comes to the W.C., my primary criteria is that it be easy to clean and I added plenty of bright towels to liven the place up. Still -- oak? Makes for a more-rustic seat than I prefer. And it was wiggly; the hardware needed to be replaced. When that round tuit came up, I decided to splurge and replace the entire seat with a fine, modern, gleaming-white version.
Tam split the cost so we spent the biggo bux for an ultra-hygienic version with some miracle paint (Tam adds "It's an American Standard™, the Mercedes of toilet seats -- you could beat somebody to death with it," though I dunno what's so awful about Universal Rundle, at least for blunt-instrument use). Woohoo!
The Moment Of Truth arrive when we boxed up the old seat and I pointed out we could always sell it on eBay and recover part of the $30.
T: "Ew. No!"
R: "Aww, c'mon, why not? It's not like we've any other use for it."
T: "No. Some sicko will buy it."
R: "So? Besides, it's a nice oak seat...?"
T: "Ew. I dare you to blog about this -- I double-dog dare you!"
Daring me, possibly -- just maybe! -- not the best way to keep me from doin'.
So, here we are. Should I put the thing up for auction or not? Original owner was a Marion County Sheriff's Deputy! Dunno about the total miles on it.
PS: In the course of