How We spent our first weekend back in the U.S.

This post is from my sister in love Lisa. A little background on this story. We have been having troubles with one of our toilets flushing. We had the plumber out to replace the toilet, the septic jettisoned and the septic emptied. Still the toilet won’t flush. We discovered an issue under the working bathroom sink. So we took out the vanity and cut a hole in the floor for the plumber to make the repair. Here is Lisa to tell you what happened next…..

So we arrive in Baltimore with plans of an early start to Georgia. Of course it takes us a while to get our car, Hal’s American maps won’t load on his gps and there is a tropical storm along the eastern boarder. So we stop at good ole Walmart to get another GPS, a go phone and some movies for the kids. So now we are ready to go.
So we get our start at noon with an estimated arrival of 11pm. Our drive is going great, then the GPS starts to take us the scenic route. It was awesome. Sarcasm gotta love it. So we finally make it to Tanya’s house. But you have to picture it. It’s night time, it’s dark but not like dark I mean like pitch black and it looks like I’m in a scene of a horror movie. Think of Jason, evil dead, or any of those scary movies where your like of course there is going to be any axe murder at the cabin that is out in the middle of no where. Why are you driving where no one can hear you scream and they won’t find your body? Needless to say there was no axe murder. But!!!!! There was a plumbing horror.
So I have to first say, don’t laugh at your sister n law when she has to carry her laundry to the second house to wash it and then bring it down to the main house to dry it because the universe will laugh at you and say ha we can make this even funnier. So all of the sudden the toilets wouldn’t flush, thank god this problem only is in the main house. So we get the plumber, I will now refer to him as the man. So the man looks at the plumbing with a very perplexed look and states that he has never seen anything like this in his 36 years. So the man cuts a pipe, unbeknownst to us, said pipe also drains the kitchen sink. So now we can no longer use the kitchen sink and dishwasher. Of course we have already cooked dinner. Now we have to lug the dishes from dinner to the second house so we can wash the dishes. This leads us to the decision of cooking breakfast at the second house. In the mean time, the men folk are outside digging up the crapper pipe that leads to the septic to see if they can drop it cause it is higher than the tank. If you have one thing that you need to remember in life is that crap does not roll up hill. Oh and yes us women folk did get out there and do some digging.

So now it’s Sunday. We wake up and have breakfast.
Now let the digging and root removal commence. Well we finish this job and the crap is now rolling down hill. Problem 1 fixed.
Roots that were under the septic. Onward to the next problem aka the open toilet pipe with the sink that drains into it. How do we fix this problem? Remove the sink, the toilet and try to remove the shower. Hmmm yep not going to work. The bathroom was built around the shower. Because this is how every red blooded American should build a bathroom. So needless to say, Russ got to use his new tigersaw to demolish the shower. On the bright side, they are completely free to remodel the bathroom however they want. Now we are going to grab dinner, make a second trip to lowes and fix the pipe so the kitchen sink will work. Fingers crossed. I for one have faith, because Hal and I have our on plumbing experiences that will ensure there is no need for a third trip to lowes. Well here’s hoping. TBC….



Those are the roots that were under our septic lines!!

P.S. here is what my bathroom look like now


P.P.S. There is no shame in my game. Girl go and fix your makeup. Lots of love Lisa!!

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