Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Taking "Where in the World Are We" to a whole new level!
No picture for this entry...I think you'll understand...Something happened this morning that made me go "Where in the world are we?" like never before! We've been having trouble with our septic system (something that this city girl had never quite experienced before) , and we finally determined that the tank was full and would need to be pumped out...full of what? Don't think too long about that one :-) So we made a few phone calls and had an appointment for this morning to have it pumped out...again let me just say it...ewhhh...gross! The truck pulled up and there was a woman driving. Where else in the world but the northwoods of Wisconsin would a woman be able to handle the world's most disgusting job? They grow 'em tough around here, I guess. Being new to the world of septic systems, I had done my research on the internet and had a ton of questions about what I had read. I asked her about adding things like extra bacteria to the system (something that is highly discouraged on most websites, but still done by a lot of people) She said it wasn't necessary, but there are other things that you can add like brown sugar and yeast, rid-x, road kill...yeah you read that right...road kill! She said that alot of people will call and ask her to look for road kill on her way to their house so they can put the dead animal in the tank to help break down all the gunk that comes from your house (again...don't think about that one too long!) Am I the only one that thinks that is really a gross, strange thing? I've been here a while and have adapted quite nicely I might say, however...it's gonna take me a while before I can totally process finding a use for road kill! "Where in the world are we?!?"