All Rooted and Ready to Flush

I thought I was going to have to change my name to Dorothy yesterday. The wind whipped through the holler, taking trees down by the roots and sending garbage cans swirling along the road. It was awesome. I love strong weather of any kind.. it makes me feel alive.

When I got home Tuesday, the Rooter truck was sitting in the driveway and the plumber guy already had a pipe snake running almost to the road. He looked sorta like Patrick Swayze, only with a faux hawk and a tongue piercing. When he spoke, he sorta reminded me of David Lee Roth, his expression becoming animated as he explained the principles of sludge removal and the inner workings of sewage, storm water drainage and what happens to toilet paper when combined with poo in a stagnant environment.

The boy knew his sludge.

When it was all said and done, we could flush and wash clothes without causing a poo puddle in the tubs. I'm going to see if I can find something to pour in the drains to keep everything flushed out. Apparently when it rains alot it causes a sort of backwash from the town lines into ours, which is why everyone on our little end of the road has so many problems. It's sorta like living in the bottom of a bowl.

You've heard the expression "crap rolls downhill?"

Yeah. Anywho..

Remember the wonky molar that kept giving me fits? The last time I went to the dentist, he determined it was actually my gums causing the problem, that the tooth was fine. Well, the fine and dandy molar is now split in half. I can wiggle part of it around. It doesn't hurt yet.. but I have a feeling it's gonna.

This weekend is the big Frog Pond Holler parade. I never did get to post the pictures I took with the Amazon's camera last year. In preparation, I plan on making sure I've got two sets of charged and ready batteries this time. THERE WILL BE PICTURES DARN IT!

I reckon I should get to work now. I'm off tomorrow, trying to burn up that vacation time before the end of the year. Ya'll have a good one. We'll talk again soon.

Later Taters!


Inanna said...

YAY for no poop puddles!

Tonya said...

Thank goodness that problem is fixed! There is nothing worse than poop in the tub.

BetteJo said...

So good to get back to using that new washing machine! Nothing can dampen the joy of a new appliance like making nastiness in the tub.

tiff said...

Hooray for free-flowing lines!