Monday, October 6, 2014

i did something stupid.

Last weekend, I decided to make some pasta while Ty was at Youth Group. I was working at the same time, and I got distracted. So the water all boiled away and the pasta burned. Instead of opting for the smart choice, I opted for the convenient option and dumped the whole thing down the garbage disposal. No problem that night.

Well the next day, I got home from work and noticed a bunch of crap in the sink. I wondered what on earth Ty had been doing after I left that morning. I turned on the hot water to clean the sink out. Next thing I know, the sink is filling up. I turned on the garbage disposal to get the water to go down, and it came up on the other side of the sink. THEN it started coming out the bottom of the dishwasher! I freaked out and ran to get some towels. I called Ty and he said he'd noticed that the sink was plugged that morning as well.

Dang it. I had to admit what I did.

Surprisingly, Ty was pretty cool about it (probably because it was MY fault and not his!) I did receive some teasing though. While he was on his way home, I googled some things to take care of this problem. It seemed like the miracle solution was going to be baking soda and vinegar. So I went to the store to get some.

Ty tried that method probably 5 times that night. And didn't work for OUR clog.

This is what our counter looked like after I had to clean out the cabinets under the sink. Ty took apart some of the piping to see if that would work. It didn't.

Then Ty bought a snake to see if he could do it himself. He tried a couple times. And nothing.
So he finally called the plumber who came and took care of it for us. After 4 days of not being able to use the sink/dishwasher, it was finally fixed!

The moral of this story is: NEVER put food down the garbage disposal.

xoxo, wife.


  1. I think the lesson might be "don't dump a pot of pasta down the sink".....

    1. Apparently the plumber wanted to write that on the receipt. He asked ty how good my sense of humor is...and Ty said, "About this: probably not so good." Haha!

  2. Oh the lessons that we have to learn the hard way. Love ya anyway.