So one very short story and then taking a nap in the sun...(but you will enjoy this one).
Among many other things going on around here, up at my sister's small farm, a gradual problem emerged with the septic system over the summer.
I will spare you the details, but at first sporadic, then more chronic, and finally pretty well blocked late last month. Had the tank pumped out - hoping for easy and inexpensive fix, but no. Tried a few other things, snaking pipes, septic friendly Draino, root dissolving crystals ...but no.
So it was becoming rather dire - happy to see her for laundry at my house and so forth, but at some point you are going to have to authorize the big repair. We are a clan, you know - all for one and one for all. So I was bracing myself for that.
Then they had a clever idea - let's try an auger and see if we can just drill our way through. They spent hours yesterday - hazmat suits will be worn
and indeed they found the culprits, including, from previous owners, some rags that must have been stuffed in the pipe at some point and never removed. Not even deteriorated, definitely blocking...
All is well now and I can rest a little easier.
These are very small things compared to the recent RIP post and I am still thinking about journalists and larger struggles in life, but at least at a practical daily level, things can flow along again here (until the next problem emerges).
TTFN - enjoy the rest of the week.