What can turn an amazing two week vacation at the cottage into a $800. nightmare on the last day?
The kids are having showers when all of a sudden the breaker powering the septic pump is thrown. (That’s the holding tank that fills then shoots the goo up to the septic tank.)
Translation? We have no toilet, shower, or anything sewage related.
I call Albert, my trusty cottage handyman, who insisted last time he was not crawling under our cottage ever again for a sewage issue.
After 5 hours of digging, crawling and stinking the old tank and pump is out, the new one is in.
However the job is not done until I sift through the carnage to find out what had plugged the pump.
The cottage rule is; if you didn’t eat it, don’t flush it, other than crap wrap of course!
After panning for gold I turned up the object of my frustration.
A lime green Disney toothbrush with an elephant on it! And not belonging to our kids.
We are currently collecting DNA from every kid who’s been there in the last 5 years!
I’m Scott Thompson.