So there I was relaxing today after a great surprise party for Damien Hamill’s 40th … thinking that the hardest thing I’d do all day was breathe … best laid plans … blah blah …
I took Coco puppy outside in the rain when I see Ber Hamill throwing water on the ground in their driveway … curious says I … and wander over to see what she’s doing … curiousity killed the cat Lizzy.
For those with tender tummies … turn away now …
Ber was trying to wash down not 1 … not 2 … but 3 … pools of someones vomit … bleck bleck …
Me being the good neighbour I offered to help (yuck) and we worked away in the rain to wash it all away … and then I found another pool in front of Therese Hamills house … the fun never stops folks.
Ah well thinks I … that’s it for the day … and decide to do the washing up … but ….
The sink of water won’t empty out … yeh … I know you can guess what happens next …
Liz goes online to find out how to unblock a kitchen sink without chemicals … and isn’t too delighted with the answer.
I don black rubber gloves and look under the sink … a place I can’t say I visit too often.
I look at the S bend and the 3 attachments … hmmmm says I … I’d better get something to catch the water from the sink (up there for brains Lizzy) … before I detach anything … and a bucket to store all the water …
I detach the first bit of the pipe very slowly … water and detritus starts to drip out …
Feeling confident I detach it a litte more … and more … and … Oh My God … it’s a waterfall of water everywhere … I attach pipe quickly and start to throw out water and mop up the new swimming pool in the kitchen.
Start again … detach first pipe slowly and drain off sink water … success thinks moi … no no … far too easy.
I run water in the sink … and it’s still not draining.
Liz peers under the sink again and decides to detach the second part of the pipe … yuck yuck muck … disgusting … worse than the vomit outside … a carrot had blocked the pipe (see … vegetables aren’t always good for you).
I take that part of the pipe to the bathroom and run really hot water through it to flush it all out.
Should work now thinks moi … nope … still blocked when I run water in the sink.
Take third part of pipe apart and flush it … all clear.
By my logic … water should now be flowing all the way thru the S bend of the pipe … it is … but very slowly.
I can’t take anymore pipe apart without taking the sink apart … sounds like a job for Draino or something tomorrow.
In spite of all the muck and mess and sheer yuckiness of the whole thing … I’m proud of myself for at least giving it a go … that’s one of the delights of being single … I get to try so many new things … and … take the garbage out as well.
As some things come in threes I’m hoping that there isn’t anything any more yucky happening today.
If I can find the lead for my camera I’ll upload the photos from Damiens party … a whole lot of fun with all his family and close friends.
I felt honoured to be invited and was so very warmly welcomed by Damien and his family.
Right … I’m off for a nap.
Have a lovely Sunday … may your sink and gutters run free and clear.