Thursday, April 14, 2011


More on the Septic Saga:
It's gotten so bad this week, we are now showering over at Amber's every morning.  Thanks Amber, for the use of your apartment!  Frankie and Miss Meow aren't even scared of us anymore!  :0) 
We think we've figured out that when we put a 5 gallon bucket of stuff in the septic tank, it temporarily clogs it up until the stuff has had time to liquefy.  That usually takes at least a week.  Yesterday and today it went down a couple of inches, so maybe, maybe, maybe....

In the meantime, I went to the laundromat again today - 6 washers!  Multiply that times 17 quarters.  That's how much it costs. Of course I'm using the maxi-washers.  A lady came in to use one of the triple-washers.  She turned to me and said, "How much are these washers?"  I said, "What does the number on the panel in red say?"  She said, "13."  I said, "Then it's 13 quarters."  She got a shocked look on her face and said, "I guess it's been way too long since I've been to the laundromat.  I thought it'd be like $1.75."  She left to go get more money.  I wanted to say, "Yeah, that's what I thought too. " :0+

My dishwasher is completely full of dirty dishes and now the sink is filling up.  I can't use the dishwasher, but I put them there until I had time to do them.  And really, I just don't want to catch the water and throw it all out the back door anymore. 

I'm looking hard for the, would you say, perks of all of this.  Here's what I've come up with:
- We get to eat breakfast at McDonald's on the way to Amber's every morning.  (Of course, we may die of a heart-attack before too long..)
- Since I can't use water to clean the bathrooms, I just use Clorox Wipes!  Easy!  I'm using baking soda in the toliet.  Don't think I'll recommend that for marketing...
- Eating on paper plates, using plastic cups, less dishes.  But then, I'm not doing them everyday anyway.
- We're making friends with Frankie and Miss Meow.  :0)
- Got a new front-loading washer and dryer.
- Going out to buy a steam mop so I can mop my floors.  
- We had the sister missionaries over for dinner last night and served them Dion's pizza, cantaloupe, and lemon pie (in a throw-away pie pan).  No slaving over a hot stove!
- Developing more patience. :0)
- We're hanging in there.....


Amber said...

see it's not so bad! tell me how you like your steam mop!

Delirious said...

It could be worse, it could be like the back yard in "meet the parents" ;) I sure hope you get it working soon!

Stick said...

How long will this go on before you know if it is all working or not?

Dee Ice Hole said...

This makes me feel really bad for you guys---I hope the treatment you are using starts to work pretty quick.

Inklings said...

I feel really bad for you, too. It brings to mind the 6 weeks we went without water in Montana while they were fixing the well. Not fun!