Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Country joys!

Blogging in the morning has been my habit for years....the subject matter is what ever sits firmly on my mind when waking...
This morning the subject occupying my mind is septic tanks!
One of the joys of living in the country is our septic tank.....shared by another three houses...
In this small collection of homes only two are occupied on a full time basis....
The other two are holiday lets....
There is only me in my home. There are five living next door.
My cleaner pointed out the sluggish nature of the flush yesterday....and uttered the dreaded words....septic tank!
The last time the honey wagon was here was about eight years ago.
I have mentioned this to my next door neighbours who have been here for about four years but they don't want to know...they were not rude in anyway and offered to arrive complete with rods to help me out!
This I refused....I have a complicated system here...enthusiastic rodding could make matters worse!
David used to walk around with chemical drain clearers so I am doing the same....there is nothing actually wrong. It's just that the system is sluggish, slow, unconvincing!
But it works....anything else I or someone else could do might just make it worse, not better...
So I am poised....I have new neighbours due to move into one of the others houses....and they will live here full time!
It may take several conversations before I get round to mentioning septic tanks...
In the meanwhile my system does work. It's slowness is bearable with only one person in the house....all three loos work....albeit slowly...
I can cope with it at present but I know that it's only a matter of time .......
So be it......it's a small price for living in a glorious place...so I'll stop now!
Hopefully it could be years before I mention septic tanks again!

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