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July 25, 2008

Oh Sh*t! Literally....

Not such a funny story, at least for me anyway, but here is how it went.

Josh: Babe, we have a BIG problem.
Me: What now?
Josh: There is a, well, a leak or something...It's, well, cover your nose when you come down.
Me: What? Great, I'll be down in a minute

This is what I found...


Lovely. No not the smell. The smell was gross. Is there anything else that wants to break, not be in stock or not be ready to install so I can postpone moving another day? Please do it now.

Luckily, this didn't push us back that far and after talking with MSD at 11:00 at night they came to the conclusion it was a backup on our end. Which is nice terms for "It's your problem, not ours". We figured out the backup was pretty close the the surface because it wasn't taking more than about 10 gallons of water to make it rush up. The problem came about when I let water out of the bathtub too fast. The water would drain back down after coming up which was nice because it was getting to our furnace and it would have been bad news had it not gone back down.

We had it snaked this afternoon and they found dirt, debris and roots. $100 later we are back in business. The smell is gone too.

2 comments:

Jennelle said...

Eek, I'm glad it wasn't too expensive (or difficult) to fix!

Kristal said...

Yikes. We had the same problem when we first moved into our house. Roto rooter found a tennis shoe and rocks...