I survived the weekend from Hell.
We had hoped to have a relaxing Saturday of shopping and visiting with family out of town.
Murphy's Law had other plans.
We woke on Saturday morning to a freezing cold house. No heat from the main unit and the pellet stove wouldn't work either. 50 degrees and falling.
Fortunately, the fix for the main heater was simple: set up a small space heater to thaw out the frozen drain pipe. We still don't know what's wrong with the pellet stove. Our dearest enemyfrigate stayed with us all day, kept us company, and made a lovely beef stew for supper. (Thanks, sis! I never knew that eating stew could help cure migraines!
On Monday, stormsongk woke me up at half past midnight to tell me the toilet wasn't flushing properly. He was running late for work because he'd been trying to fix it. He called about 10 minutes after leaving to tell me he'd been in an accident. His car had slipped on the black ice and he'd driven down an embankment in the dark. He finally got the car turned around and was able to drive back up onto the roadway. He got as far as the next town when he discovered he had a flat tyre, so he called again asking me to pick him up and drive him to work. So out I went at 2am to retrieve my wayward sweetie. I headed home, got about 4 hours of sleep, and then drove out to pick him up again. I took the same road he'd slid on. The accident was on a hairpin turn edged with trees. He'd managed to drive BETWEEN the trees, only clipping one on the way down, If he'd slid sideways on the ice, he'd have broadsided the trees and likely rolled his car. And if he'd been going any faster, he might have ended up in the marsh.
He's very lucky to be alive. ♥
As if that weren't enough, the toilets started overflowing when we washed the laundry on Monday. o.O The sink drains and bathtub also made bubbly noises. So tomorrow we will be getting the septic tank pumped and the pipes looked at.
Oh, the joys of home-ownership.
Hopefully, this will fix the problem.
I'm ready for a good day now, please.