Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CRAPMAN

So we hit our first major "snag" with the house this last week. We thought it would be a good idea to have the septic tank pumped, since we found out it had been well over a year since it had been done last. When the guy from "P.U. Septic Service" went to do "his thing", he informed us that there were tree roots that had grown into the septic tank, and they were now getting in the way of him pumping his "stuff" out. The tiny roots inside had grown together like a layer of grass/sod, and he had to bust through it to get his hose down there. He managed to get most of it, but said something would have to be done, or we would need a new tank altogether. He told a story of a guy who had the same problem and how he got down into the tank with a chainsaw and cut it all out. Then there was a long silence as he looked at Dustin and said, "but I won't do that. I just can't do it." Not even the poop pumping guy would resort to that!! It may as well have been a dare to Dustin...and thus was born a new superhero....Crapman.

Here his trusty sidekicks prepare him both physically and mentally for the mission ahead....(yes that is a double layer of Hefty bags and duct tape......


I don't even know what to say to this.......



The battle begins. Equipped with a Sawsall and a 12" blade, Crapman lowers himself into the Pit of Despair and goes to work cutting through all the thick roots. ***WARNING*** this next picture is not for the weak of heart. Please feel free to skip to the end......



Believe it or not, the smell wasn't bad. It was mostly mud....or so it seemed. Ethan helped the whole time, lowering a big bucket, then when Dustin filled it with big root balls, he would lift it back up and dump it. When I came out to take pictures, Ethan was having so much fun and couldn't wait to tell me, "Dad is Crapman One and I'm Crapman Two"!!!........


Crapman Two....


Some of the roots......




Here's the big, pretty culprit of whose roots are lovin' our septic tank......



All I can say is Dustin has always been my superhero but he went up a bunch of notches in my book that day. I know it wasn't easy for him.....bravery is a fine quality to have. Thanks Babe!

2 comments:

  1. there had to be another way

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  2. I don't know what to say. I can't believe he would do it. I think I would burn the clothes and the shoes of both crapmen. Well I guess it was good for a laugh. Dustin you are a man of many talents. Mom

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