Sarcasm alert! When I say goodness, I don't mean it. What an incredibly trying day. Aaron went downstairs to our bedroom to empty the dehumidifier. See my previous post as to why we even have a dehumidifier in our room. The next thing I know he comes running up the stairs with a panicked look asking me for help. Our room had flooded, again. We grabbed some towels, got the floor cleaned up and he pried the cover off the drain pipe in our closet that leads to the septic bed. We noticed that a small hole where the water was coming out of. It looked like sealant was covering it (we later discovered it was likely a wad of toilet paper *barf*). Aaron gets some paper towel and barely touches this "stuff". Now folks, I was a good three feet away from said pipe. When he touched that gunk, it came off and water shot out of that hole. It cleared my husband and went all down my jeans. EEWWW! IIICCCKKK!! SHUDDER!
It was warm and soapy - dishes and laundry wash water. *Brilliant Idea* While Aaron plugs the hole I run upstairs for a bucket. *Not so brilliant idea* It had water in it so I dumped it out down the sink. Don't laugh!! You don't know what was going through my mind. Come to think of it, neither do I. By the time I get back, Aaron's plug is soaked and he has water running down his arm and across his back. Anyway, we have 2 buckets, while one fills I run upstairs and throw the other outside. I made four trips up and down those stairs. I'm not a huge girl, but I'm superbly out of shape. It was not a pretty sight.
Thankfully there was a very helpful plumber from our church who came out to our rescue. Well, as much of a rescue as you can in these situations. While the guys were talking about things the floor was crumbling beneath them. Aaron has cut away some of the laminate but the subfloor underneath was saturated.
Basically we learned that there is a blockage going out to our septic bed and that's why water is coming into our room. We need to dig it up and replace or flush out the pipes, put down some new gravel and hope that that fixes the problem. The problem is... what will we find when we dig it up? Hopefully not another headache.
You know the saying, the grass is always greener on the other side? This is my attempt to find greener grass right where I am in my life.
BTW - I'm the one on the right, just in case you didn't already know that.