Saturday, August 05, 2006

Raw sewage & Birthday those GO together?!?!

I haven't been on here for a long time. Sorry for that to anyone who actually reads these!

Here's the latest update. My last entry said we had a problem with the toilet...well, it is a HUGE thing that we are still not done with yet! After my last post, I noticed while using the plunger one more time, that sewage was actually squishing out between the base of the toilet and the floor...EW! (It's actually beyond "EW" - but how do you express that? ) So after several professionals and a few dollars , we found tree roots in the sewage line. In the mean time, we can't live without toilets and sinks (oh yes, EVERYTHING was backed up with it...) so we had to go to my dad's...all 6 of us! Thankfully, he and his wife don't seem to mind our invasion...or at least they don't show it!

So tomorrow, we begin the process (and by "we," I mean "Chad") of ripping out all the flooring (which has rotted out in several places in the room because of the ongoing problems) and replacing subflooring...mmmm...amidst the mess that was previously squishing....ICK! I have to say, I don't envy him! BUT I AM glad that he has the knowledge to do what he is about to do. Sorry, Sweetie!

Today (the's actually the 5th now, I realize that...) is/was Luke's 6th birthday. Drew and Evan turn 4 on Monday. So tomorrow, we have a joint birthday party. Of course, I spent WAY too much money on them...but there ARE 3 birthdays at once! I do have SOME sort of excuse.

Well, that's about all I have for now. Sorry for the delay, but as you can see, we've been a little topsy-turvy the past week!


Holly said...

Wow! Tree roots in the sewage line? How DOES that happen? And why does it always seem to happen to families with lots of kids who CAN'T WAIT to go potty???? We only have one toilet and everytime it's on the fritz I want to scream! All that to say, I' praying for you guys!

Todd & Micah said...

Wish the boys "Happy Birthday" for us. I hate that we can't be there to celebrate. We bought them gifts but we're waiting till we travel home to give them out. I'm sure they won't mind a few belated birthday gifts. Oh and the toilet thing, I must say, would only happen to you :)

Jim and Jaena said...

OK, I can't help but comment...the tree root thing happened to us too! I think it was February or March, we had problems so "the guys" came to check it out and found a ball of tree roots. You are not alone. :) (Linked over from Holly's)

Dan & Angie said...

OH MY GOODNESS. Oh my goodness. Gooooooodness.


Kris & Megan Hutsell said...

Ohh yuck... You know living in base housing isn't always the greatest but now that I've read your post, I'm so glad that all I have to do is call up somebody and SOMEONE ELSE can fix my household problems. Tell Chad we wish him the best of luck and am praying that it's not too bad.

Happy Birthday Boys!!!

Audrey said...




and your boys. give my boy drew a special little hug for me okay?

seeee you soon!