Around midnight we were finally heading to bed and I noticed that there was quite a stinky smell coming from the master bathroom. I was baffled because there was nothing obvious. (ahem) I checked the trash and emptied it, went through the dirty clothes, and I still couldn't figure out where the odor was coming from. So, I gave up and went to bed.
When we got up Friday morning the smell was bad. Really bad. Like something-died-in-our-bathroom-a-week-ago bad. Uggh.
And thus began what I have now dubbed the "Septic Tank Saga." Once the tank was finally located and dug up, (that was quite an adventure!) we found that it was completely full. Also, there is a drain box thing that is supposed to send the water out in pipes and that box had completely disintigrated. So basically, all the water that ought to have been draining out of the septic tank through pipes was just flowing out into the ground. Yuck.
I was so afraid this young guy running this thing was going to break a pipe or something. Or that I was going to get tobacco juice spat on me while I took this picture. Thankfully, neither happened. =D
This morning the tank was emptied (hallelujah!!) and tonight when hubby get's home he is going to work on putting in the new drain box.
While problems like these are expensive, annoying and frustrating, I'm thankful that the issues aren't as bad as they could have been! Also, very, VERY thankful that the "something died" smell is beginning to leave our bathroom. (Not even a yankee candle could make it smell better in there!)
So yeah, our weekend stunk. Literally.
Also, did I mention we got to church Sunday morning and we hadn't been there 5 minutes when Lucy threw up all over me?
Yeah. It's been a long weekend.
I'm thankful it's Monday. Hey, there's always something to be thankful for, right? =)
So, how was your weekend, friends? I truly hope it was calmer than mine!!