Today I stayed home from work in the morning to take care of a lingering problem in our basement. Our sewer has been backing up on occasion since August. I tried getting it unplugged with my Dad at that time and had seemed to work until last night. Last night, I did three loads of laundry and noticed a big puddle near our basement floor drain. This morning, I went downstairs and after our family showers, the puddle was much bigger. So I called a plumber and had him snake out the sewer to the street. Not a pleasant smell to say the least. I was very stressed wondering how much it would cost and wondering if this would solve the problem. I kept eating the whole while the plumber was at my house. Nothing bad, mostly grapes, dried fruit, a few kissables that my 3 yr. old didn't like, but it was very stressful. The outcome was not a very pleasant one. The plumber pulled out a bunch of tree roots and advised me to have someone come out to see where my sewer pipe has collapsed. This involves running a video camera down the pipe which is somewhat pricey. What is more pricey is the part that would come after that. Either replacing the drain pipes inside the house or outside the house all the way to the street. We really haven't had a problem with our sewer before now, so I think I'll pray that the snaking out has been sufficient for a while.
I usually don't let stress get the best of me, but the idea of spending money on something that is so costly got me eating. I'll going now to work on the elliptical for a second time today. I have a few Milky Ways to work off.
Tomorrow will be more temptations with a Thanksgiving feast at my Mother-in-laws. She has already informed us of the SIX pies that she has made. My wife is planning on making another one and I was planning on making something low-fat, but am kind of thinking, "what's the use?" Wish me luck with the first round of Thanksgiving!