No!!! This is not my bathroom, nor my cats, but considering what happened today, I feel this photo that I found on the Internet was somehow appropriate!! Now to some, this story may be considered TMI, so if this would bother you, don't read any further.
This morning, after my DH woke me up. As usual, I went to the bathroom. After I flushed, I realized that the water wasn't going down. So I quickly grabbed the plunger & frantically began plunging away!!! Now normally this would take care of the problem fast. But.....this time it was a no go. In fact, the more I plunged, the more I started to hear sounds like water was coming up in the Shower Stall & the Bathtub!!!
So I went to the 2nd Bathroom to see if it was backed up as well. Well, guess what? Come on, I am sure you can guess it!! Yep, that Toilet & Bathtub was also, totally backed up. In fact, the water & urine was several inches thick in the Bathtub in the 2nd Bathroom (it is the Bathroom closest to the street & to where the drainage goes. In our Master Bathroom, luckily there was only about an inch of water in the Master Jacuzzi Tub & the Shower. But then, they are much larger. Our Master Shower is 7 ft x 4.5 ft, so there was much more space for the water to spread out to.
Now the problem is this. My DH noticed that the water was backing up in the Shower this morning when he took his shower, but thought that it was just my hair clogging up the drain (did I mention that I am losing my hair right & left?). But you would think that he would mention it to me before it became a problem. Also, you would think that we would have had some sort of symptoms that we were starting to have a problem. But we rarely even had to plunge a toilet!! Then this morning, EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT THE SAME TIME!!!! EVERY TOILET, EVERY BATHTUB & THE MASTER SHOWER!!
Unfortunately, we had to drive into Sacramento to check out a Church that we could possibly have my FIL's Memorial at. My FIL was raised Catholic but none of the rest of the family is. So we really don't know how to go about arraigning this as a Catholic Memorial, etc. Luckily, one of the men that my DH works with/for is Catholic & advised us of how to go about setting it up & suggested this particular Church as he respects the Priest & Deacon/s there & our friend is going through the motions to be a Deacon himself.
So we had to wait until this was done to start finding a good Plumber. Luckily, we have another friend that has a lot of contacts & he recommended the Plumber that we used. Also luckily, he was able to be here within a half hour from the time we got home!! So we can now use the bathroom & take showers!!! We have lived in this house for 10 yrs & the house is about 14-15 yrs old & this is the first time we have had to do anything more than plunge a toilet!! I guess we can thank our lucky stars. The Plumber thinks it was the roots from the Pine Tree in our yard that did it.
So, now I am having to wash all the bath rugs & towels that I needed to use. And, now that I have discussed our little drama for the day, I will leave you for now. So, till next time.....
Aloha My Friends :)