Lesson learned #234. When using a heavy hammer to nail in new molding around the bathroom window, don't drop said heavy hammer onto the toilet tank lid.
Lesson learned #235. It is near impossible to purchase just a toilet tank lid.
Lesson learned #236. The edges of said broken toilet tank lid are very sharp and will cut you, leading to a fairly good amount of loss of blood, as well as pain.
Bonus lesson for hubby: if he breaks aforementioned lid, chances are very good that he'll end up replacing the entire toilet.
TOILET UPDATE: Turns out getting a lid is difficult when aforementioned toilet is 25 years old. So, off to Home Depot for me to buy a new toilet. Fairly straightforward, right?
Wrong. Because the new toilets are shaped differently, once we put the wax seal down along with the screws to hold the toilet in place, we found out that because the toilet was sitting on tile, the screws were too short. Hence the removal of six tiles. Finding matching 25 year old tile is not easy. So we decided to go the other way. My sister, the tile expert is going to lay mosaic tile. It will be easy to cut and will look great.
All for a broken toilet lid.