Sue - 2005-11-03 13:16:52
One of our friends cleans septic tanks for a living (wouldn't that be a bad job) and told us to stop using Rid X and just dissolve a cake of yeast in a quart of warm water and flush it down the toilet once a month. We've been doing that for over 20 years now and have not had a problem. We do have to get the tank sucked out about every 5 years or so, just to empty it. PS - You crack me up! Don't stop journaling.
laura - 2005-11-03 14:10:00
Thanks, Sue. I'm noticing my link to the mysterious Figure 2 is not so much of a link. But it's funny and worth the trouble.
Nancy F. - 2005-11-03 15:02:21
LOL there are some drawbacks to living privately...luxuriously... shoulder pads? I guess I need to get rid of about half my shirts...sigh.. oh well.. I'm fat and I walk with a cane. Anyone wanna mess with me about shoulder pads is gonna get a knock about the ears... or whatever I can reach (and I warn all men--I'm SHORT) with the said cane. I'm just say'n Don't mess with an old lady school teacher.
Lisa V - 2005-11-04 09:59:26
I wore a jacket last week with shoulder pads. Navy blue, double breasted. I looked like David Letterman circa 1987. I just need khakis and tennis shoes.
laura - 2005-11-04 10:53:38
Nancy and Lisa are obviously of the over-40 ilk. What we don't know can't bother us. Lisa, I think with the double-breasted and the khakis and sneaks and all, you might end up looking like a gym teacher on dress-up day.
Jane - 2005-11-04 12:10:28
One of my friends who lived in the sticks of Kansas (and you don't know "sticks" until you've lived in the "sticks" of Kansas. It's like living on the moon.) had a cesspool. Shit-kickin it, OLD SCHOOL. No point to my story either. Yuck. The End.
laura AGAIN - 2005-11-04 16:03:09
Jane, while we don't have a cesspool, we have a grease trap that's really a concrete coffin liner. No shit. Ha. I'll document this with pictures, and the whole story, on Monday.
comfortablycazy - 2005-11-06 16:57:32
My grandma buys stuff that you only have to put in the tank once a year. She said it's a little more expensive but it beats trying to remember to do it every month.

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