Well instead on replacing the system with the typical ball & chain model... lol. I went ahead and ordered: Being Water's Push Button Dual Flush System. It's a dual flush conversion kit that helps cut down on water waste. One button uses 1/2 a tank of water for your "light" use...and the second uses a full tank for the "heavy duty" needs. :)
As I started reading the directions that came in the box I began to realize the installation was more intense that I initially thought. I had to completely remove all the water and the tank from the actual toilet base. The directions began to look a little fuzzy so I found a You Tube video that walked me through the rest. In about an hour the entire system was installed and working smoothly!
This was definitely a worthwhile investment...and the installation really wasn't all that bad. Now I want to convert the other two bathrooms!!
...meanwhile, Matt was busy making a whole lot of ruckus in the baby's room with all his power tools!!... wonder what he's doing... hehe.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!