Today, we have encountered one of very few situations where I am grateful that Josh is still wearing Pull-ups. The alarm for the septic system pump went off in the wee hours of the morning. Scared the daylights out of me but more ominously, it means that the septic pump is in some form of distress. Not the tank(s), the pump. Plenty of folks around who will come and pump the tanks for you on a weekend of holiday (or both, in this case), but pretty much no one who will come and fix your pump. What it means is this: we cannot have water going down the drain, any drain, until someone can come and deal with this, which will be Tuesday at the earliest. No laundry, no dishes, no baths or showers, NO FLUSHING, no hand washing, nothing. Nada. Unless I want what's in the tank to come back up in to the house. So I thought about it, and decided, no, really, not so much, thanks.
I have plenty of hand sanitizing wipes to get us through so we're good that way. I don't plan on getting too dirty over the next couple of days, I can live without a shower. Dishes can sit on the counter, I think we can get by without laundry. The biggest issue is using the toilets. Bringing me to the realization that it's not a problem at least as far as Josh goes. Thank goodness for small miracles. If you want to look at it that way. Which I do right now. Cut me some slack, this SUCKS.
On a different though vaguely related note, you know the aforementioned cat-piano? Beloved of Josh, despised by me? Apparently, getting dowsed in shampoo multiple times is no big deal but man, pee on it and it's all over. Not me, Josh, geez. Yeah, so, it's now pathetically making some high-pitched broken electronic toy noise while I struggle with being happy it's dead vs knowing that Josh loves it and I will likely have to go get him another one. Also, if anyone knows how to make Josh understand that shampoo and pee shouldn't go on our toys, let me know 'cause, I can't quite seem to get that message across.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend, or had, if you are in a time zone way ahead. I know I have a few readers outside North America, so, hope the week is starting off well for you folks :)