Hahaha I forgot ALL about these picture from this summer when I spent a week with the kids at my parents house. Lucky me, I woke up in the middle of the night and found the downstairs bathroom floor flooded a bit, which on any land with a septic tank is Bad. As in it’s going to be a lot of work for someone Bad. So of course, you have to check out your drains in the utility room which ta-daaa are flooded too!
So the next morning you have to go out and rent one of these suckers, an industrial plumbing snake that rotates as it goes. It even has an awesome tree root cutter, because tree roots love the moist ground that septic pipes provide.
In fact, this is just one gross post. But if I had to live it, you can read it. Fair is fair.
Then you find your point of access to the septic pipes.
And start snaking.
Then you send your oldest daughter, your firstborn, the bearer of two out of three of your precious grandchildren, outside to the opened septic tank with the hopes that a mere ladder stops her from falling in.
And you send her with a phone set on intercom so she can:
a) scream for help when the ladder fails and she topples in from the fumes
b) tell you when everything runs clear and you can stop the snake
Like the horse puckey in the picture? Niiiice. Told you this was one gross post.
And then, everything breaks free and comes gushing out and your job is done. There’s your peek into a septic tank, aren’t you glad I shared this with you? Trust me, it was much nastier in real life. And this of course, brought on the conversation about how my parents have seen a lot of people move into the area, stay 6-9 months, and then the house is up for sale.
And as much as I want to move back to the country, acreage life is hard dang work, with the septic being one of the worst parts. If you have fences that need repairing, stupid neighbors that start grass fires that can burn down your house, driveways that drift in and need to be plowed in the winter, lawns that are acres wide and need a ride’em mower to cut them, wild animals that attack your family pets, and icy highways for miles before you hit town.
Wow, I should sell real estate, that’s some good ad copy right there. And I should include the picture of the septic tank as well.