Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What a POOPY week!!!

It has been a POOPY week!!! Literally! We had our main sewer line break and back up into our basement. YUCK!! We called a guy to come out and unplug the pipe, but he found mud in the pipe. (I think he helped break the pipe, but you be the judge) Mud in the pipe only means one thing… replace the pipe. Only one problem; it is 10 ft in the ground under a beautiful sidewalk and nice green healthy grass. (It took us 3 years to get our grass to look so good) So, Trav took a day off of work and had to dig a hole(in the rain) 10 ½ ft deep and about 30 ft wide. He had to rip out our sidewalk and some of our lawn. (So sad!!!) But it is all fixed and I have a new appreciation for working indoor plumbing. (And a husband who can fix ANYTHING!!)

All we have to do now is replace the sidewalk and give the lawn a little TLC.

Trav accidentally clipped the water line.
So, his 10 ft hole started to fill up with water.
I don't think if the pipe was like this before,
anything, ever would have gotten through.
But hey, what do I know????

Daddy's little helper

This was the beautiful rainbow at the end of a very rainy day. I thought it was pretty fitting for the week we had. To remind us even though it might feel like we are drowning in what ever trial we are in, our Heavenly Father promises to never give us more than we can handle!


Ace said...


That looks like tons o' fun! I'll bet things smelled awesome around your pad. That pipe totally did not look like that guy had busted it either. I'll bet it was always like that. Looks like plenty of sewage materials could easily get through with all that dirt plugging it up--oh, and with the huge cracks in it.


Keli and Mike said...

That is pretty crappy!