Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Terrible Tuesday

I woke up early and got the trash and recyclable bins out to the road. Then I had a cup of coffee and some oatmeal and started watching the news.

I was going to wait to retrieve the trashcan (they pick it up first) but I couldn't. They left it standing in the road! So, I went and got it.

Note: I am now going to keep both on Jake's patio. Not as convenient as inside  (especially in the coming winter) but it does free up much needed space in the garage.

Back inside. I watched Donald Trump's address to the United Nations. Then I got the brilliant idea to wash all the bedding (I missed this on Sunday). I went back to watching TV.

Then I heard a weird, gurgling sound. WTF? I went and checked and water was gushing from the floor drain!!!

I scrambled to get the many cardboard boxes (there are a lot of boxes from the garage downstairs) out of the way of the water. I put the bedding in the dryer and retreated upstairs.

I got out my phone book and called Pat's Sewer cleaner (my guy). This used to happen almost every year until I took down that maple tree up front and I always called Pat's (my old landlady recommended them).

They said they could be out after 8:00 p.m. tonight or at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. I chose tomorrow.

An hour later, most of the water had slowly gone down the drain. Now my only question was did I dare take a shower?

I decided against it. Caley will just have to put up with me!

I went back to hand sanding the veneer edging on the toy box.

When I got tired of woodworking, I watched some TV.

I ate the rest of the beans with bread for dinner. Then back to more TV until bedtime. I had trouble falling asleep worrying about just what this sewer clanout would cost me.

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