Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Crystal my ass

On Monday, Dan and I celebrated our 15th anniversary over sushi.  Right after he spent the day digging up our failing septic system. 

We had our septic tank pumped a week earlier (after "effluent" backed up into the bathtub) and the pump guy had some concerns.  He said to lift the lids and check the system in a few days.  Guess what?  It was full. Eight days after pumping out 1200 gallons.  Doesn't quite add up. 

Long story short - we are looking at leach field failure.  It is very possible that the original contractor did not install the leach lines correctly 10 years ago.  So we are educating ourselves now about our options and will be calling for professional help.

In the mean time we are showering and doing laundry at my parents' house (thankfully right next door) and praying every time we flush the toilet. 

The title is in reference to traditional anniversary gifts - paper for the first, gold for the 50th, etc...


NOLA said...

What a shitstorm!

Ms. Moon said...

I believe that NOLA summed it up.

Denise Emanuel Clemen said...

Ewww. Wishing you a shitload of luck.

Petit fleur said...

Oh the humanity.

Good luck darlin.

Kristen Grimes said...

EEEK!!! Sounds like an...interesting...way to celebrate an anniversary! Hang in there...and just remember, especially during times like these, that shit happens. Literally. hehehe