Monday, January 07, 2008
A side effect of not having hot water....
We have an interesting problem around here today. It is the second time it has happened in the past week or so. Our septic tank has frozen over. Because we only have cold running water right now there is not enough heat in the septic tank to keep the bacteria active and the liquid from freezing over. It isn't frozen solid thankfully but there is a small skim of ice over the whole surface. This means that we can't use much water inside because it doesn't drain well with the holding tank being frozen over. Fun, fun.

After work today Dwayne is going to the hardware store to get a special kind of heat tape (used in cold climates to wrap around pipes to keep them from freezing usually) to drop into the septic tank to thaw things out. Our hot water heater should be here today along with the vent kit so hopefully we can get that installed soon and then we won't have this problem anymore. :)

In any case, no dishes for me today - later this evening perhaps. Maybe the kids and I will spend some time upstairs in the loft getting clothes organized instead. We need to do it and seeing as we can't do much else we might as well take advantage of the opportunity presented to us.

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