Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Shouldn't It Be "Sweet Pee?"

The septic truck

Well, it was finally time to have the septic system serviced! We weren't exactly sure where the tank was located, but the digger remembered the location from the last time he was here over six years ago!

Being naive as to home ownership in the country, we'd thought we were getting away with some savings... after all, we don't have to pay monthly water bills, nor any sewer charges on our property tax.

Wrong!

We recently had that new well pump installed {$$$}, and this septic service came to $480.

Note to my children: Your inheritance is depleting rapidly, pray the stock market recovers.

By the way- am I the only blogger who can't get into my comments from my last posting? It could be my own stupidity...

Update! Now that I've posted again, the comments are working. Hmmmm.

17 Comments:

Blogger nope said...

I like that note to your children about the inheritance, or lack thereof. In light of this post, I think you will highly enjoy these new cuddly toys, Pee and Poo: http://tinyurl.com/dvzah

They really are darling .. but ... well, butt. Er. :) I just start thinking they are adorable, and then ... well. What do you think?

3:28 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Just using a skunk as a mascot for a septic service is pretty funny.

We left the country last spring, I think country vs. city expenses pretty much balance out in the long run. It has with us.

3:39 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

indiaiynke-
Those toys are scary looking! Especially their little puckered mouths...

I think they'd look cute sitting somewhere in the bathroom.

kat-
Between the skunk, and the name, they're easy to remember!

The driver must have thought I was crazy taking photos. I should have got one of him... yowza!

4:12 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Out here, the commercial enterprise responsible for the largest share of the port-a-potty business goes by the name of "Honey Bucket." I am so appalled, I can't look when I see their gawdy logo scrawled across the fronts of their stock-in-trade.

Sure am happy your comments are back! I can come out of withdrawal now.

5:15 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

No, it's not you...Eclectic asked me if it was just her, and I thought it was just me and now we find out it's you too!

I thought perhaps I was banned from comments on your site :-(

Your kids should understand the inheritance thing...I mean come on, you DO need to flush and all!

5:17 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Septic tanks can be costly. Is there any such think as sweet PEE? Well, maybe if you're diabetic.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I HATE having to use a well. The water pressure is weak, weak, weak...I know we need to dig a new one, much deeper this time. $$$$$$$$
Not to mention it tastes like crap (well, what I imagine crap to taste like).

5:45 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Um, the water from the well tastes like crap, not the well itself. I have never tasted the well itself.

5:45 AM  
Blogger defiant goddess said...

"Note to my children: Your inheritance is depleting rapidly, pray the stock market recovers."

That's the same thing my parents told me. :)

7:09 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

eclectic-
"Honey Bucket" sounds like a pornstar name!
I do believe that term is widely used in the porta-potty business.
I'm sure glad the comments are working again as well!

soozieq-
I'd never ban you from commenting!
I'm constantly joking with my kids about their inheritance. In fact, this gives me an idea for another posting!

squirl-
You're always so quick-thinking!
I'd imagine you're entirely correct.

bucky-
During closing, we had the well redug and split the cost!
The water pressure is OK now, but we buy our drinking water.
Glad you haven't tasted the well itself...

goddess-
Y'know, sometimes I'd feel safer stashing my money in the mattress. At least I wouldn't be losing money periodically!

10:10 AM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

glad your comments are back!
Every g-d thing I have ever done with the thought of 'wow, this is going to save some $$$ ends up costing more than I thought.... what's up with that?

I am finding the word verification slightly subversive this evening:

fckfyjbd
but, that's just me!

6:30 PM  
Blogger Rae Ann said...

I love that you took a picture of that truck. I do stuff like that too! LOL Very funny!

7:47 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

cheesecakey-
I see I'm not the only one fighting a losing battle, moneywise!
I remember your toilet incident.
That word verification usually gives me nothing, but sometimes it's all too funny.

rae ann-
I'm sometimes like a child- large trucks and especially cranes amaze me.
Our road and driveway is quite steep, and I'm surprised at the way the truck drivers can manuever (sp?) these huge vehicles around.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

A skunk, named Sweet Pea, representing a septic tank company. That is too confusing for me on a Friday evening.

3:03 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

susie-
How right you are!

5:20 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Very good point on the name! I love that their mascot is a skunk.

6:23 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

sylvana-
I totally agree! It's memorable.

10:53 AM  

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