Monday, August 09, 2010

This Was a First

When Kira arrived she warned us that one of Landons favorite pass times was to throw things into the toilet. We've been trying to keep the bathroom door closed while they're here but it was no surprise to us today when the toilet plugged up. I mean it was completely stopped. I plunged and plunged and plunged and freed it up a little bit but it was still clearly plugged. I then went and got my little sewer snake but it didn't work either. Finally I gave up and pulled up the toilet. Imagine my surprise when I saw the entire sewer line plugged full of roots. Our sewer is a long way from any trees and I just couldn't imagine how any roots would get to the toilet. I then pulled the mass of roots out of the sewer and realized that the roots weren't coming up into the toilet from the sewer line but rather they were growing out of the wax seal and going into the sewer. For the life of me I can't even imagine what kind of roots they are and how on earth did it get started growing in my toilet. Sure I imagine that they would have plenty of water and food (gross) but don't plants also need sunlight to grow? I'm tempted to plant some of these roots just so I can see what the plant would look like. All I can imagine is that we must have flushed some left over food down the toilet and a seed got stuck in the wax. In any case, the toilet is working fine now.

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At one point about 150,000 years ago the ice age nearly caused humans to become extinct reducing the number of humans in the entire world to just a few hundred people.
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5 comments:

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

that is really sick. hahahaha.

Lisa said...

It really is disgusting!!!

Lynn said...

WOw. That is SO weird!

I can't believe you are actually holding them in your hands. Ha HA.

Peter and Mandy said...

And you're holding something that was in the sewer part of the toilet where lots of nasty things have been washed through it....NASTY!

Kira said...

seriously so gross!! Evan still gets excited about pooping in the tree :-)