‎"...a little 'trouty', but quite good" ~ Eve Kendall, North By Northwest

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


There are a few other traditions we have here at Trout Towers.

My mother-in-law spends every Christmas at the hospital - not on purpose. I have started wondering if maybe the food is particularly good at the hospital around the holidays because something always impels her to go there for at least part of December/January.

The other holiday tradition the house has is the septic's propensity to back up on holiday weekends. Sometimes it does it on regular Sundays, but you can be pretty sure that if the bathtub is making those gurgling sounds it's not a workday. Sorry, too much information.

Mr. Rooter Man came to see us today and declared our cedar tree a menace. He put a camera through the pipes so we could see where the roots were poking through. It looked like a scene from Alien, viewed as an ultrasound.

At least this time there were no playmobile pieces.


the sits girls said...

Cedar trees are a menace! Playmobile pieces go down your pipes too? We thought we were the only ones who had this happen.

Susan said...

The Sits Girls - I just followed the link to your site and goodness gracious me you are a classy lot. How on earth did you end up here, flushing toys down your cedar-root-bestrewn toilet? I was going to leave a comment but sweet mercy, mine would be LOST on your site. Okay I'll do it anyway.

Happy flushing.