Setting up the male toilet ready for our first outdoor concert of the season

@JudyEv (142526)
Bunbury, Australia
November 13, 2018 2:28am CST
As we get nearer and nearer to Christmas, our calendar seems to get busier and busier. Some of you may remember we have several outdoor concerts here over the summer and we need to get busy getting ready for that. We put old blankets on the walls of the Shack to help the acoustics, there is the men’s urinal to erect and a screen put round it and a long extension cord to run out from the big shed. This will supply power to the concert area. We’ve turned on the reticulation again to help the grass stay green now that we’re not getting so much rain. But the worst thing this week will be a visit to the doctor to get a referral to the Lions Hearing Centre. The visit won’t be the worst bit but having my ears syringed might be. I had both ear-drums burst once and I really don’t like having my ears syringed. But it’s very much a minor detail compared to what some people face so I’ll be brave and just get on with whatever has to happen. I’ll add a photo of the men’s toilet facility. Although it might look a bit basic, it drains into a septic tank and will have a hessian screen and twinkly lights so they can see what they’re doing so to speak. There is also a regulation toilet which we created in a small garden shed. It’s for the ladies unless the men need a regular toilet. And now we’ve had no internet all day – very unusual for us.
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@LadyDuck (189400)
• Switzerland
13 Nov
No protection at all? At least a tent or something to hide men doing their thing? I understand that it must not be pleasant to have the hears syringed, I hope everything will go smoothly.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
There will be a screen put up a bit closer to the day. To the right you can see part of the framework that will support the hessian what we'll put up.
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@LadyDuck (189400)
• Switzerland
13 Nov
@JudyEv I feel better now.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
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@myklj999 (21048)
13 Nov
Setting up the male toilet Oh, does that mean you planted a tree?
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@LadyDuck (189400)
• Switzerland
13 Nov
Good one JJ.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
@mykj999 Trees are for dogs aren't they?
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@myklj999 (21048)
13 Nov
@JudyEv REAL men pee on trees
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@PainsOnSlate (20882)
• Canada
13 Nov
I love it, Its perfect for the men. So glad you have a ladies privies and the men can use it if needed. So where does the urine go? just to the earth or is there a hole to hold it until it sinks in... Talking about this subject reminded me when I was younger and skied all winter, in NY back in the day (60's) one of the places we skied had an outhouse for women and another for the men. It was amazing because the toilet seat was made out of metal....very cold... We learned fast to pee while standing up.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
There is a soak well affair to hold the urine. We never have more than 100 people so roughly 50 men I guess and they're there four hours max so it's adequate. We are very proud of the ladies' loo. It flushes, has a hand-basin and carpet squares on the floor. Very flash! Di you know you can buy a 'shewee' now to make it easier for women to pee standing up? Great for camping where there are no loos.
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• Canada
14 Nov
@JudyEv I have never heard of a shewee so I looked it up. it is pretty cool...Where we camp there are washrooms with flush toilets but in the night if we have to pee we just drop our drawers and squat...
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov
@PainsOnSlate We do that here too but now my knees really object if I take too long and I'm finding it harder and harder to get up again from a squatting position.
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• Preston, England
13 Nov
basic but practical
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
It works and no-one has complained yet.
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• Preston, England
13 Nov
@JudyEv it saves having men just use trees or going anywhere when they think no one is looking
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
@arthurchappell For the first two we put up a screen in front of some trees so the men could go behind that. Then our plumber friend came up with this which might look a bit primitive but is adequate. We laugh as it is situated on a slight slope so there is a receptacle for shorter people and one for taller people.
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@JohnRoberts (67517)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Nov
I have never seen a urinal like that.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
I thought they were pretty standard. Our plumber friend gave us these.
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• Laguna Woods, California
14 Nov
@JudyEv - I think they are only standard indoors. I have never seen one outdoors like that ... not that I am much of an expert on urinals! LOL
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Nov
@DeborahDiane No, I have virtually no experience with them either. Haha.
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@xFiacre (6151)
• Ireland
13 Nov
@Judyev Just leave the male facilities as they are and pretend you're all French. Good luck with the ears.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
Thanks for the good wishes. As regards the loo I think we'll still use the screen. Female sensibilities and all that.
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@xFiacre (6151)
• Ireland
13 Nov
@JudyEv Maintain the mystery. Good choice.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov
Oh that will be nice to have a tinkle whilst the lights begin to twinkle!
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
Haha. Yes, that's true. I must take a photo of the ladies loo which is pretty flash with flushing facilities, hand basin and carpet.
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• Philippines
14 Nov
I would get scared relieving myself over there. What if some one takes a picture of me peeing? i hope you put a tent over there.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov
Why do you think anyone would want to take a picture of you peeing? You must have strange friends. :) There will be a screen around the area so all that will be missing is the roof - and I can assure you no-one will be trying to take photos over the top.
@jstory07 (72506)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Nov
I hope the concert is very good.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov
Thanks. The girl is a very talented musician and has written the music for several films. Her family lives in the next town and I guess she has come home for Christmas.
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@allknowing (73422)
• India
13 Nov
That's a lot of planning and planning is the most exciting part of any event. Good Luck.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
Thanks. And yes it's true. It's all about the journey being as much fun as the destination.
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@amadeo (78915)
• United States
13 Nov
It is much better than I seen around here.some of them are pretty gross.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
Some can be gross that's for sure.
@wolfgirl569 (14033)
• Marion, Ohio
13 Nov
Sounds like a very busy time.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
It's funny how it all comes at once.
@TRBRocks420 (86234)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Nov
Looks like it will do the job.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
We up to our 34th concert I think and this has been used for all bar a very few of the early ones.
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@DeborahDiane (24907)
• Laguna Woods, California
14 Nov
@JudyEv - I think it is wonderful that you put on these concerts. It sounds like a lot of work. Please, please take care of your ears!
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Nov
I'm back from the doctor now. They have improved their method of syringing ears a hundredfold from when I last had it done so while it was a bit uncomfortable I couldn't truthfully say it hurt.
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• Laguna Woods, California
15 Nov
@JudyEv - I am so glad it did not hurt you this time. None of us look forward to a painful procedure. Maybe it will be many years before you have to get it done again!
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Nov
@DeborahDiane Vince didn't need his syringed out at all. Now I'm crying 'not fair'.
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@nela13 (10350)
• Portugal
14 Nov
Will It be like that, without walls and doors, I mean no privacy?!
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov
No, it will have a screen around it. We haven't put that up yet.
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@nela13 (10350)
• Portugal
15 Nov
@JudyEv I am sure men are relief now that they know It
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Nov
@nela13 The men never see it until they arrive for the concert so they wouldn't have any time to be concerned.
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@DEMI12 (884)
• Guangdong, China
14 Nov
Yes we would like to see more picture of this urinal
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov
I'll put one up of the Music Shack later.
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@DEMI12 (884)
• Guangdong, China
15 Nov
@JudyEv waitin for that picture
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Nov
@DEMI12 Here it is!
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@shaggin (39929)
• United States
13 Nov
Do you not clean your ears and have the doctor do it? I'm not sure if that's what you mean by syringed. That is really cool how you made the urinal. I have never seen anything made like that before. At the race track I went to as teen there was just a big wooden trough men would urinate in. I thought it was so weird and unsanitary.
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
Sometimes they do just a trough but I thought this type was pretty common but perhaps not. I try to clean my ears but the wax builds up and for a hearing test they want your ears to be squeaky clean. So I'm guessing that my ears will need to be syringed. I have an appointment at 11.00 and a booking with the nurse for the syringing at 11.15am. If they don't need to do it, that would be a bonus.
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@shaggin (39929)
• United States
14 Nov
@JudyEv my nephew couldn't hear well when he was small and eventually a doctor stuck something down in his ear and pulled out a long tube like blockage. I know a woman who was considered deaf and could barely hear even with a hearing aid so she just read lips. She was a rotten substitute in my high school so I would say mean things to her when she couldn't see my face. Anyhow around 50 years old or so my dad worked with her as a nurse and she was a nurses aide. She went to some specialist who pulled a blockage out of her ear canal like my nephew had and then she could finally hear. Imagine living like that your whole life and doctors taking 50 years to figure out it was something so simple. Makes me sad!
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov
@shaggin It makes me sad too. So much lost opportunity. My ears are always incredibly itchy. I'm not looking forward to having them syringed. My way of dealing with such things is to keep say 'this time tomorrow it will all be over'. This distracts me and I start thinking about what I'll be doing in 24 hours. People are strange aren't they?
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@nawala123 (3779)
• Indonesia
13 Nov
mobile public toilet
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
Once the concerts are over we wash it thoroughly then put it back in the shed.
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@nawala123 (3779)
• Indonesia
13 Nov
@JudyEv the water, where it gonna go?
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
@nawala123 There is a hole in the ground and it goes into that. The toilet will only be used for three days over the three or four months when we have the concerts.
@Shavkat (67313)
• Philippines
13 Nov
Are you going to put some dividers on something?
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
No. Many loos here don't have dividers - at least not for the men.
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@Shavkat (67313)
• Philippines
14 Nov
@JudyEv I do think that men can handle it.
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@Fleura (7436)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov
So the men get a view and twinkly lights but the women just get shut in a shed? Hope your ears are OK. I remember one time I syringed my then boyfriend's ears, it's not so difficult and surprisingly effective!
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@JudyEv (142526)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Nov
The women have carpet and sometimes flowers so they're pretty happy. I'm not sure they'd appreciate a view!
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