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My shitty week is over... - Touched by his noodly appendage
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Thu, Jul. 24th, 2008 09:50 pm
My shitty week is over...

Quite literally...

Sunday night, sewage backed up when it rained and came up through the basement floor drain. This was caused, we think, by our getting rocks and dirt into a drainage pipe in our "yard." We thought this pipe was just to drain the surface of the concrete, but it was actually the final stop of our sewage line before leaving the house.

So, on Monday, a plumber comes out, and unclogs the drain outside. We then attempt that evening to wash the sewage back into the floor drain with a hose, but it then backs up once again. So the plumber comes out again to rooter yet another drain.

He's cheap as hell and good, but unfortunately he's a wingnut who kept rambling on about how America was becoming a socialist state like Britain, and how his health insurance costs are so high because of SCHIP. I honestly didn't have the energy to argue with him, so I didn't say anything.

So, after the cleaning up this weekend, we will have a turd-free basement floor once again. I'm extatic.

Oh, and I'm seeing Matmos tomorrow, which I'm totally thrilled about. I have to say the two times I've seen them have been among the best performances of my life. Hopefully they'll measure up again.

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vernondalhart
vernondalhart
Vernon Dalhart
Fri, Jul. 25th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)

Yeah, whichever wingnuttery/whatever the left-wing derogatory term is, that's usually your safest bet. It's one thing though, when it's someone you're hiring to do some work. They're not someone you have to bond with. It's a bit more dangerous when its your girlfriends dad, though, let me tell you.


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