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Toilet flushing is overrated

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So, we live on acreage. It’s wonderful to have space to spread out and neighbors that are not in sight. It’s our own little place of solitude. There are some downsides to living in the country, though. Today, the hot topic is our septic system. A septic system is an often used but forgotten about necessity of our life. Being proactive we had ours pumped out two years ago. They told us we should do it every three years due to the size of our family. Well, today the alarm that tells us the tank is full, went off! Unfortunately, the company that empties our septic tank said they can’t do it when temperatures are below freezing, and today it’s 11 degrees!! Therefore, our house is currently on a self imposed water shutdown! That means no toilet flushing, showers, dishwashers, or washing machines. But, on a positive note, we’ve all been relieved of doing dishes and laundry for the time being! I’m so thankful for my husband who is a get it done kind of guy! He is outside working trying to fix our problem! I’m hoping it’s something simple that can be remedied quickly!!

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie.

William Shakespeare

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