Only In Winter

And in the morning the pipes sent forth a mighty gurgle, and the toilet flushed slowly, and Mama said “If it’s yellow, it’s mellow” and it was yellow, but it was not mellow.

Because it’s a proven fact that septic tanks only ever get full in the winter. And the lid is somewhere under all of this:

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And goodbye cloth diapers, and hello laundromat, and paper plates.

Crossing our fingers that light usage and a big bottle of Roebic will limp this thing until spring.

If not, I guess we start digging.

Update 1/28/2016

Helpful hint for those of you on septic systems: The septic tank pumper guys just left, and they were able to narrow it down to two brands of toilet paper we use when they pumped our tank. They said they could tell it was either Charmin or Kirkland (costco). Those two brands do not break down as well as they should and they end up clogging your baffles, preventing fluids from moving through the system as well as they should. Guess what I have two huge bricks of in the basement? Kirkland TP. Good thing Costco takes returns!

I think I feel a blog post about comparison shopping TP brands comin’ on!

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