Smell something suspicious? This is not my normal kind of blog entry, but I feel led to share this cultivating (hehe) event. It's amazing the things we learn in life unexpectedly. I was educated yesterday - more than I wanted to be, actually - in septic systems. Yep, fun things. We aren't on a city water system, so we have one out in the back yard. For those interested (really?), these have to be pumped out periodically or dire results could happen. I won't go there....Did you know that these tanks have not one but two compartments that are to be pumped? If someone should tell you it isn't necessary as the second one is just water, they are trying to gyp you. The side of the tank is hidden about six inches underground and has to be dug up to get to the lid, if your system is older than 1999 in NC. Who knew? Not us and obviously not the last people who pumped it out. Case in point to my septic system buddy. So I've been informed and shown it all too. He wanted me out there to see what he was talking about. He was so nice and earnest about it, I didn't have the heart to tell him no.
Interesting point - do you know what it's like outside while they're pumping it out - you get the picture? Not as bad an odor as it could be, but I felt that I'd been around it a little too much, so after getting ready for work one time, I repeated the process. Nothing like being paranoid.....but at least I didn't worry about smelling bad. Glad we don't have to do this very often. But we saved the day for my neighbor. Being fully educated, I had to spill it all to her. He ends up pumping hers too, and just in the nick of time to stop those dire results I was mentioning earlier. We called it divine intervention. :) So for those of you that were dying to know more about these pesky old sewer systems, hope this blog made your day.
Haven't had time to stitch as much as I need to finish this little pattern for the wedding. So I need to pick up speed here now. Wish me luck!