Ever notice how you'll put up with much more of your own junk/mess/stuff than you care to of other's? I've found this to be true in the area of kids, dogs, homes, habits, you name it, really. We just tend to overlook and minimize the flaws and failings we possess; but if we see these same things in another... "Well," we say,"I'd never put up with that!" Maybe it's just me...
One area where I think this is true is the bathroom. I know my family has come out of other bathrooms clearly thankful for escape. "Mom," they whisper in horrified voices, "you just wouldn't believe it." And yet their own bathroom can suffer neglect for the same amount of time and, well, it just doesn't bother them in quite the same way. To be fair (and because I am similarly challenged) some of them truly cannot see their surroundings very clearly what with all the steam buildup combined with their lack of vision sans glasses. But we need to assume that other things are building up too. Like crud.
home snakes to help us with our occasional sink issues. They have worked great, and we employed them to attend to our trouble this time as well. When that didn't do the trick, I had my daughter try the plunger. The problem just seemed to get worse. Water was clearly jumping up and out through the overflow opening. We had to create a seal in order to ensure the plunger's pressure would go to the source of our blockage. I didn't have any duct tape, so we used packing tape and sealed it up tightly all the way around. Now we were in business! Taking turns, my daughters and I really worked that sucker. The water got smellier and dirtier, but we took that as a sign of progress. We fished it out to dump in the backyard. (Occasionally I flushed the toilet as well, thinking that they are somehow connected and this would work in our favor.) Eventually...., after some sore backs and a bit of sweat... we were rewarded. Yes, we did it! The sweet sound of solid suction - the water was twirling down and away! L put on a pot of water to boil and A brought me vinegar and baking soda. We poured the latter down the drain and once we heard the shrill whistle of the teapot, I brought the boiling hot water upstairs and poured it down as well as a chaser.
After a good tub washing tomorrow, we'll use that drain cleaner my hubbie brought home for good measure. Yeah girls!!! We did it!!!
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