Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Square Peg in a Round Hole...

Wouldn't be near as problematic as what we've got going on...

Darren
(excitedly, but with a wee bit of just apprehension) :
"Mommy, Mommy! You won't believe this, but when I bounced the SuperBall on the bathroom floor, it went straight down the drain!"
The photograph might lead one to believe there is room a'plenty surrounding the orb easing the extraction process. Be not deceived. It's a tight fit. Suggestions? (We'll also entertain ideas on how to alleviate the rust encircling our 1929 sink drain...)
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PS - Since we mentioned "Square Pegs," a huge congratulations and best wishes to newly expecting twin parents Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick (and their surrogate) for a healthy, happy pregnancy and meeting with their twin girls this summer.

15 comments:

Nancy said...

Woah. Only thing I can think of is to remove the pipe below it and either push it out from the top or the bottom with a long stick....Nice shot Darren!

And LOL!! I totally had the "Square Pegs" show in my head when I read the title. :)

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Oh my! Why wouldn't it land there!? Haha...good luck!

BoufMom9 said...

I was thinking the same as Nancy... remove the pipe below and push it out.
Funny, because as soon as I saw your title, i started to sing the Square Pegs theme song. Remember that??? LOL

(I had no idea they were expecting twins! WOW!)

Lani said...

Uh-oh... when I see that picture, my first thought is to stab it with something, and pull it up. Like a harpoon, but tiny. You have one of those, right?:)

Zip n Tizzy said...

Perhaps you could get enough suction with the plunger to suck it up?

Gosh... Yikes!

We had a sippy cup lodge perfectly just below the lip of the garbage disposal.

The things we really aren't warned of before becoming mother's, huh?

Jules said...

Isn't it funny that things just "happen" sometimes!! LOL
I haven't had any thing like that, but I've had plenty of other things just 'happen'!!

Take care!! ;0)

Bia said...

vacuum cleaner hose . . . it will pull it right out.

reminds me of my little one who, at a baby shower this past weekend, spent who knows how long dropping toothpicks down an air conditioning vent in the floor before I realized what he was doing.

Terra said...

I too went too went to small harpoon type extraction. Here's hoping you don't have to pay someone!

Missy said...

Will a sharp knife or icepick stab it for removal? So funny but not if you are the person removing it.
OOOooo, just had another idea - duct tape on the end of a stick of some sort???

Rachael said...

i have no clue how to get that out, trial + error on all the above suggestions?

LiteralDan said...

I'm thinking maybe this is a ground-floor pipe, so you can't easily get down there to take pipes apart?

Otherwise, try the vacuum as others have suggested, but in case it's too big a space to work, I'd go with a turkey skewer on a broomstick, or something like it.

Good luck!

Tracy said...

Exciting news for the Parker-Brodericks! Hadn't heard that one.

My only suggestion would be to contact an auto body shop. They have those plunger-type tools that pull out dents. Maybe they have a smaller one that would pull out SuperBalls?

Megryansmom said...

Liquid dish soap and a shop vac, you might need an adapter to make the hose smaller so you get good suction. Tried an proved as my little angel tossed not one but THREE little bathtub balls into the TOILET once.

MereCat said...

Yep. Unscrew the pipe. Beware, though. It can be a nasty job.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Put something sticky on the end of a stick?

Ack.