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11 March 2017 @ 01:21 pm
Nice things-- why we cannot haz?  
So, it's my second weekend of working an additional day, thanks to management planning screw-ups at the office. I was at it late last night (after a day of uncooperative equipment and wasted time), then we did housecleaning because my son wanted to host a "deco" (decorating) party for a school event. We did one last November, in which teenagers were in and out of the house for about 6 hours.

For HalfshellHusband and me, being introverts, that is basically a distinct and prolonged version of Hell.

So, today's party was to mostly be outside, since the weather is good and painting will be happening. At ten minutes to FPKAT (First Potential Kid Arrival Time), we had a plumbing event.

I.e., water started burbling up out of the toilets, bathtub, and shower because the outtake to the main sewer line suddenly became clogged. Well, not JUST water. /o\

So we are now hosting an event from 11-4pm in which nobody can use the bathrooms. At least there's a public park with bathrooms about 3 blocks away, but still.

Because, you know, the day wasn't fun enough already. :(

cindy: jared laughingtsuki_no_bara on March 12th, 2017 05:04 am (UTC)
a plumbing event! i shouldn't laugh, but... i did. would it have been better or worse if it happened after fpkat?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Laugh SPNhalfshellvenus on March 12th, 2017 07:54 am (UTC)
I think worse if, say, the first kid had been IN the bathroom when it happened like I was. The toilet gurgled, and I could hear this dripping/rushing of water from somewhere else, and looked into the bathtub-- ugggggh!

A teenager would have thought, "OMG! How did I do that? What did I touch?"

when you don't really have a grasp on home basics, AND you're a teen and therefore prone to self-blaming, you can easily fall into thinking that you must have shut the door too hard and broken a pipe. :O