I Might Need a Plumber


There are some things I can do around the house and there are others things I can’t do.  I can run the vacuum cleaner, I can do laundry, and I can cook.

When it comes to electrical work I shy away from it.  I have changed receptacles and light fixtures.  I have installed ceiling fans.  More than that I won’t tackle because I just don’t trust myself when it comes to playing with electricity.

Another thing I won’t tackle around the house is plumbing.  I might do minor work like changing the wax seal on the toilet or changing a washer in a faucet.  However, big jobs call for a professional.

I was struck with such a big job the other night.  Why is it that things seem to happen at night when service people are done for the day?

Anyway, it was around 9:30 at night.  I thought I would go into the bathroom and brush my teeth before the 10:00 news started.  That way I would be all ready for bed after the weather report.

All things were going fine until I was ready to rinse.  The water would not go down.  Oh no!  The sink was clogged.  Of course I could go out to the kitchen to finish brushing my teeth but that would not take care of the clog.

What do I need to do?  Must I remove the stopper and try to dig out the clog?   This might work if the clog was not too deep in the system.  Would the snake work?  I didn’t feel like playing around with that at 10:00 at night.

Maybe if I just left it alone the clog would magically disappear on its own.  Yeah, sure it will.  Maybe I will have to call a plumber to remove what is a big clog.  I could see the blockage.  I knew what caused it, but I was at a loss as to how to unblock the sink.

I did get a picture of what kept the water from freely flowing down the drain.  What do you think I should have done?



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10 responses to “I Might Need a Plumber

  1. Such a fun post! Have you considered cuddling the clog -? (Yikes, I’ve never written such a phrase before!)

  2. Ha ha, you got me again!

  3. Donnetta D Norris

    I really enjoyed this!! Very clever.

  4. Clever turn of events! Glad you didn’t have to call a plumber! Also glad you didn’t have to disturb this one with your boring human needs and could use the kitchen sink.

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