well, that was....horrible

Shortly before we left for Ireland, I noticed a water stain on the ceiling of my office. Though tiny, it was still there. The mark was dry, so I let it go until we got back. I promptly forgot about while in Ireland and for a while when we returned. The other day I noticed it again You see, I rarely go in my home office except to play on my Windows PC and it was noticeably larger. The location would point to a certain part of the bathroom remodel we executed last year. The specific part, where we pulled the toilet to put in a new floor. Dreading the task of pulling the toilet, I contemplated selling the house as is for a moment. I came to my senses and went out to the hardware store for needed components. Th new floor raised the level of the toilet about 3/4 inch and I had to use a thinker wax ring to compensate. I guessed the ring had split or was unseated somehow. I finally forced myself to pull the toilet out today (as it will be 90 degrees tomorrow) and confirmed that to be the problem. While it was not leaking a tremendous amount of water, it was leaking nonetheless. I cleaned up the area and fitted the flange with an extender and switched from a wax ring to a waxless FluidMaster 7500 drain adapter. The whole system is now reassembled (took about an hour and a half) and refilled. I have not got the nerve to flush it yet though...I might make Jen do that...I also get nervous on the first flush after it has been reassembled...

After I confirm the system is sealed (perhaps in a week or two) it will be time to replace the damaged section of ceiling in my office...that will give me an exclude to repaint my office though, so plus there!