Sunday, August 24, 2008

What a crappy day... literally!

So I am somewhat back to a normal life. Our house is mostly unpacked. No pictures on the walls yet and a few more boxes to unpack. I haven't even touched anything upstairs. It seems like everything is harder to do when you have a shadow. :) Jon got back safely last weekend from Canada and had a good time. I don't have pictures. Hopefully we will get some from his brothers and I can post them. So back to our crappy day. For the past few weeks we have been noticing that if we shower too long or when JT takes a bath the water will quit draining. We just thought something was probably stuck in the pipe and needed help dissolving. So Jon brought some heavy duty drain cleaner home from Scholzens and we used it on Friday night. Yesterday I put in a load of wash and towards the end of the cycle I kind of smelled sewer. I walk into my bathroom and the tub and toilet are filled with brown water and also in the other bathroom. I yelled at Jon that he "needed" to see this. lol So anyway... we go outside and there are 2 pipes sticking up out of the ground. I guess they are cleanouts or something. Jon popped the cap off the first one and holy smokes... we had Old Faithful in our driveway (it was horrible) That is just what you want all over... sewer water. So I went back inside because I couldn't stand the smell and Jon popped the cap off the second one that is right by our lawn. He came running in the house yelling that there was poop on our lawn. Can you imagine??? I just laughed because what else do you do? Imagine Jon out there with a shovel in hand scooping poop into a bag. LOL My dad came over with a snake and they couldn't do anything so $200 later and a visit from Robot Rooter and we are finally in business again. Come to find that whoever lived in the house before us put a sanitary napkin down the toilet and they don't dissolve. Probably the reason they put the warning on the box huh? We joked before the fix it guy came that we really feel like homeowners now. :) If you can deal with sewer water, you can deal with anything. ;) I will have to post pictures of JT later. We have some cute ones. He is becoming an independent little boy and finally passed the 20 lb mark. Pediasure is expensive, but it does its job.

9 comments:

The Strattons said...

eew! i dont know if i could handle that! i need to come see your house! maybe after hunting takes a break!

The Meis' Family said...

lol!!!! That is so funny! Glad you could fix that problem so soon.

Lenzi said...

That is hilarious.. really! O the beauty of being a homeowner :) Isn't it times like that that make you wish you could call the "owner" and say "Fix It"!!! It's fun though to go through those times, it makes for fun memories!!

heidi said...

Thats so funny yet gross. I'm glad you guys our enjoing your new place. I'll have to come by sometime.

Honor said...

oh, that is so horrible. Hopefully you never have to do that again (or anyone else for that matter)

The Meis' Family said...

I just got your title! It's just me Amelia Bedelia!! :)
You have 5 days!!

The Tinney Family said...

Ok i just couldnt stop laughing that is so funny! Im sure not for you but it sounds like a goofy scene in a movie! I sure hope the smell is gone oh and all the crap!

Stacy said...

Oh man, that sounds fun! Has the smell gone away? =)

Judie and George said...

I agree--it's terrible. One time the septic guy came to pump out tank when the kids were younger. He told them to all gather 'round, then he popped off that lid and said, "Smell that kids. This is what you get to do all day if you don't go to school!" They all ran for the house and it was so funny. It's truly disgusting.