Let me just start by saying that yesterday was VERY interesting. I might add that it is only now that I can laugh about the whole fiasco! So, yesterday morning I was watching one of my good friend’s kids while she went to the dentist. The kids had fun, and Kennedy and I were cleaning up all the toys. Suddenly we started to smell this huge whiff of POOP. The smell got worse and stronger. It was filling the entire house! Kennedy and I went to investigate only to find that we had sewer waste shooting out of all of our toilets. I was freaking out. My sink pipes have been leaking all over the place in the kitchen and we’ve been trying to get them all fixed. I just thought… WHAT NEXT!??? I looked outside and noticed the city doing some work in the road on the corner of our house. I asked the worker, “You aren’t by chance working with the sewer are you???” He replied, “Yes, Ma’am . We are cleaning the lines out in case we have a hurricane come through.” I then said, ” You are making my house smell like the sewer, and my toilets are shooting sewer out of them.” He then asked, “Is it just sputtering on the toilet seat??” I told him it was shooting out all over everything. He immediately started to yell turn it down! TURN IT DOWN! He got on his walkie talkie thing and was shouting the message over and over. I don’t think he ever understood how bad it was. Brian thinks I should have brought him in to look for himself. I almost freaked out again there and then. Come on folks this isn’t like the toilet at the mall that spatters when you flush it. Do you consider sewage waste dripping from you ceiling, door, all over the floor a little sputter???. It was on everything. This was projectile like Old Faithful. I had shreds of toilet paper and waste all over everything including our hairbrush and toothbrushes. I had a robe and shirt of Brian’s hanging on the back door in our bathroom and it got plastered with poop and pieces of toilet paper. To make it worse, this isn’t my families poop, this is the entire streets or more! YUCK! Come to find out, the city shot their pressurizer up the wrong pipe which happened to be into my house rather than their waste disposal hose. I called Brian at work and got proper sympathy (What a good husband). He told me to take pictures (the lawyer in him), which I did. I will spare all of you because they are gross. The sad part is that a picture just never does it justice! I spent about 3 hours chloroxing the bathrooms ceiling to floor (NO JOKE!!) I had poop running down my walls. I wore rubber gloves! I had about 3 loads of laundry to do after the 3 hour scrub down. I had to wash and sanitize everything- towels, shower curtain, basically anything in the room! Some things I just threw away. Being pregnant didn’t help and I am already still nauseas, so my stomach was all cramping up. This was by far more disgusting than anything I ever had to do as a nurse! I guess it’s a good thing I can laugh about it now!
WARNING!!!! You may throw up in your mouth!!