Saturday, May 31, 2008

Clogged Pipes and Hormones

Well, as usual, I'm confused on my dates. I was all set to pull a name for this month's Giftaway when I realized that this is May 31, not June 1. The name of the winner will be pulled in the morning!

Yesterday was one of those days. Can a woman who has had a total hysterectomy still get hormonal? If she can, then that's what I was. It started out well but as soon as I finished posting my blog it all went downhill. Maybe that's what was wrong - I should have sat here and written all day.

First, the bathroom sink and tub refused to drain. I plunged, waited and plunged some more. I looked for our plumbing snake (which I've never used before but was willing to try OJT (on-the-job-training), since I was here by myself. It didn't matter, anyway - I never found it, as I rarely am able to find something in my husband's shop. I did what I thought was probably the next best thing, which was to trek down to CVS for handy, dandy Drano.

The instructions were simple enough. If it's a tough clog, pour the entire bottle through the standing water, into the drain. I had plunged 'way past the point of perspiration and didn't get a millimeter of drainage. This was a tough clog, in goes the entire bottle. I knew it would take awhile and my plans to mop the floor would have to wait. It's totally useless to mop a floor when you have a clogged pipe. Somehow, the floor always ends up getting filthy.

Soo, I grabbed a little gown that I had been meaning to give to my 93 year old neighbor and decided to pay her a visit. What a sweetheart she is, but she is failing and ready to meet our Maker. When I left her, I was missing my own family - my kids, my grandkids, my brother - all who live so far from Tennessee. I returned to my stopped up drains, which had drained but were still backing up when I ran water. Hormones were hopping and I just became totally, well, hormonal.

Today is a new day. Hubby last night found the plumbing snake and got the pipes flowing. Me, I'm a lot less hormonal. But could still stand a hug. And a new stove.

5 comments:

Janet Fish said...

Ohhhh, I am so sorry. Do you want to drop by and have a cuppa hot chocolate? I could go get some cream d'cocoa and put a teaspoon of that in it too, and a big blob of whipped cream? Real whipped cream, not cool whip! LOL

Love and hugs, Janet

Sher said...

That would be sooo good. Could you make it a double chocolate????
Love,
Sher

Janet Fish said...

My dear friend, Are you kidding? LOL I add a little milk to my chocolate. It'll be as chocolate as humanly possible. I'll find the best, most chocolatey chocolate going, then add some more, just for you!

Love, Janet

Janet Fish said...

I'll be glad when you are back online.

One reason will be so you can post something new, because every time I come here to check to see if yer back, I read "Clogged pipes and hormones" and it makes me think of my kidneys and bladder and other stuff I want to not think about. LOL

Love, Janet

Sher said...

I'm baa-ack! Hoping the new post will distract you from clogged pipes and hormones! LOL!
Love,
Sher