No Time Like the Present!


We’ve lived in this particular house for over a year.

Wouldn’t it just be THIS weekend, on the VERY night that our friends from Atlanta & California come for a weekend stay..for the FIRST time since we’ve lived here….that our plumbing would choose THIS night to back the fuck up?

We had a great dinner. Chris grilled baby back ribs with Jack Daniels BBQ sauce (if you haven’t tried it, you MUST!) Martinis and Bloody Mary’s were flowing freely and we all sat outside in the backyard and yacked all night long. The weather was perfect. The tiki torches were burning Citronella oil – keeping the mosquitoes at bay – – we had a great time catching up and having fun.

It got late….we all had pretty long days, so we all headed in and towards our repective bedrooms to get ready for bed. Chris and I were downstairs in our bedroom when Dan (one of our houseguests) got into the shower in the bedroom directly above us. Within minutes – – Chris and I had a little rain shower going on in our bedroom as the plumbing decided not to work. It was a literal rain storm (sans the lightening and thunder) in here!!

Why do these sort of things happen at the most inopportune times? Chris and Dan went to work and got it working enough for everyone who wanted to shower, was able to – – and tomorrow, we’re picking up some of that Extra Strength Liquid Plumber, in hopes that it doesn’t happen again.

I am praying that tonights little episode wasn’t a sneak peek at a septic system problem brewing. We’ve never had a septic problem here, yet – – but if we were going to, this weekend would be the time – – judging by our luck so far! lol

Tomorrow – Chris, Dan, my father and Scott, my brother – are headed over to Mequon to play 18 holes of golf on a beautiful course on the lake. Tammy and I will be headed out to do some shopping. On Sunday – we’re having a BBQ here at the house and are expecting about 22 people to come. This is the first time I’ve hosted a party that big since we’ve lived here – – wish me luck!

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9 thoughts on “No Time Like the Present!”

  1. I have no doubt about your Hosting ability just ask me oh wait we aren’t talking about that kind:lol: I have no doubt that you can not do anything you set your mind to so I know all things will do well with the party. Just hope you have had all the problems plumbing that is going to be had.

  2. Sounds like a yummy dinner. Bloody Mary does sound good right now, I may just have to and get some mix! Sorry to hear about your rain shower – yikes.

  3. I’ll wish you luck even though you won’t need it 😀 I hosted a surprise open house for my parent’s 25th wedding anniversary 7 years ago. The final head count was 109 guests. The worst part was the weather decided to be fickle and it rained all day. But in the end, when you’re weary from playing hostest, it really does feel good to sit back and reflect on being able to bring people together for an enjoyable day.

  4. Next time, don’t leave your info out in the open

    Lisa Sxxxxx
    823 South Main Street
    West Bend, WI 53095

  5. What’s your point, Stormy? That’s the billing address and contact information for my graphic design and hosting business.

    Not as if it’s any big secret since I’m the one who put the info out there to begin with. sheesh.

  6. Lisa, get the septic system pumped! It sounds like it is long overdue. Also, you might want to double check, but I am not sure that the liquid plumber stuff should be used with a septic field. Remember it is a “environment” unto its own. Gases from chemicals can build up in septic systems and cause havoc! Finally, if you also have well water (as oppossed to city supplied pipes) remember that liquid plumber is toxic and will make it’s way into your water table. You and Chris don’t want to be drinking liquid plumber from the taps!

    Good luck!

  7. oh it sounds like so much fun! I love barbques…especially the ones where you can just sit and BS with people that you haven’t seen in a while. Its so fun. Have a great week….sorry to hear about your pluming problems….that sort of thing always happens when it shouldn’t.

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