Late Sunday afternoon I was awakened by a commotion in the bathroom. Far Guy was cussing the old plunger that we got back in the 1980’s. I know it is not from the 1970’s as that one had a burned handle from the time it was used to roll a log in the wood furnace. He went to the garage for bigger more impressive clog removing tools, snakes and a power driven whatchamacallit.
I had been very sound asleep…so I had a bit of a brain fog…but assisted him anyway…even calling for a new plunger which was swiftly delivered by my great niece and nephew, Anna and Mason next door.
That plunger had no results either…something was really amuck. Finally the water alarm went off in the furnace/laundry room as water came backwards through the floor drain. The kids left with their plunger and reported back to their Dad ( My Nephew) that we had real problems. I called my other baby brother and as I was telling Far Guy how to by pass the float…Far Guy was recalling it himself…the lift station lifted…and the water receded down the floor drain. The float was bad…I disinfected the floor once before supper and once after supper.
Monday morning my nephew Josh came over, then my other baby brother came over…they developed a plan and at the end of the day we had a working lift station again…complete with a new float.
In order to have an area to work in the washer/dryer had to be moved, and in order to move it we removed the wire shelving unit from the wall…the kitchen was full of stuff. Piece by piece I washed all the shelving whilst the guys were “fixing.” When they were done, I scrubbed the floor again…and we put the shelves together and all “the stuff” was put back in place.
On the positive side:
Part of that room has been spring cleaned!
The lift station is only for the lower level of our home. The upstairs bathroom has it’s own separate sewage line…so we were never without a bathroom or a shower.
After a full day I had a four hour nap, I am a good napper… stress makes me really sleepy.