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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Sewer Excitement, Part Turd

Well, I went out to get another plunger this weekend, so that we'd have one for each bathroom. Then I decided that the other one was old and overly-used, so I got two. Aren't they nifty, newfangled things?

Why, ask you, would dddragon need another plunger? Didn't she and her family already have this problem solved? (Sewer Excitement and Sewer Excitement, Part Poo).

AHHH, but we are NOT DONE!

Both toilets continued to need plunging all the long weekend. DH called the plumbing company again and they have investigated -- we have another break in the line. So, the line is cleaned up for now, and should last us a little while.

We may ultimately lose one of the two trees in the front yard. I hope not, I really like them, even if I'm allergic to them (I'm allergic to grass and Maple trees. Which are ALL over Pennsylvania.)

So, the Saga Continues. Stay tuned.

BTW, this is what our front yard looks like now. If you click on the picture to enlarge, notice the bare spot to the right of the house, next to the bushes. A couple of years ago, our backyard neighbor's toilet backed up and the plumber's camera showed an old tool blocking the line. That's when the boro discovered that there was an access going upwards. So they came and dug up our side yard to install a manhole cover.

Mind you, these houses and sewer system (terra cotta, mostly) were built in the late 1940s. So we've had that manhole cover there, not quite sure what to do with it. Also, just never getting around to it. (We'll probably put brick or fieldstone there.) We always wondered how often will someone actually need to open it up? Answer - two years, because when this Sewer Excitement all started, the plumbers opened it up again. I got to look down - it goes down 14 feet.

(And those poor, wimpy bushes. Planted them a year ago and they still aren't getting any bushier.)


At 3:22 PM, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Geez. It's Poo City over there! Sad news.

At 4:27 PM, Blogger actonbell said...

Aw, 3D, I'm sorry this isn't over, yet.

rzqazxzz-YAHTZEE!!!!! Woohoo

At 4:39 PM, Blogger AP3 said...

Yeah, 3D, that's a nightmare. Nifty new plungers, though.

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Doug said...

Yeah, especially because I fear what the next installment will be called.

At 6:44 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Ever had to ask for a plunger while staying at a hotel?
Well, it's embarrassing.

At 6:55 PM, Blogger Fred said...

What a mess! Poo City? Ewwww!

At 8:02 PM, Blogger dddragon said...

Well, we TRY not to let it get to Poo City, but it has happened. Ugh, indeed.

jamie dawn - nope, you got me there.


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