I know this will come as a complete shock to anyone who has EVER entered my spotless and always sparkling clean kitchen (ok, go ahead and say it, “bull sh*t!), but I had the WORST clogged sink EVER yesterday, while a piled up in the other half of the split sink.
As an aside, let me say, I HATE DOING DISHES! I can mess them up all day long, I love to cook, I love cleaning off a counter top- I DETEST doing dishes. I don’t think anyone else in my house likes doing them either if you want to know the truth. Some times, let’s call it an experiment in the human psyche, I like to just let them pile up to they cover the kitchen counter to see if it really gets under anyone’s skin. I am sad to report that LOML, Baby Girl 1 and Baby Girl 2 are not moved by said grossness. (Often Baby Girl 1 and LOML will move something from the sink to the dishwasher, but Baby Girl 2 is pretty set on letting it ride.)
Ok, so two nights ago, I had made a yummy pot roast (1 pot roast, one packet Lipton Onion soup mix, one can of coke, and a bottle of bar-b-que sauce+crock pot= yum). Anywho, scraped two many pieces of roast beef left on girls plates into sink and hit the button….not good. Motor to disposal was working fine, but after a while, the water was rising instead of going down. (I know, I know, you are all sitting on the edge of your seat to find out what happens next!) So, my logic told me to let it sit over night and maybe it will eventually go down on it’s own. The next morning, it’s still very full of very yuck water!
My logic then told me there was half a bottle of Drano under the sink upstairs….poured it down and hit the button. Nothing. However, there was now a slight chemical odor in the air. And do you know what logic told me next? I needed MORE Drano. (Are you plumbers starting to cringe yet??) To the store and back, dumped TWO more bottles of Drano…I even let it sit for a few hours….NOTHING!!!!
Finally my logic said, “Dumb a**! Why don’t you go Google it!” So I did, and you know what it said- NEVER PUT DRANO DOWN A DISPOSAL!!! And if you do you need to fish it all out and put it in the toilet.
You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding.
So I put on my rubber gloves, found a container and starting fishing. I have to say, the interesting part of this little fiasco was the pouring the water highly concentrated with Drano into the toilet- I didn’t even have to flush it! Pour and WHOOSH!! I need someone to explain this phenomenon to me.
After much plunging, I finally unclogged the nasty little booger and was quite proud of myself, I even gave it a “Hell yeah!” (oops, right in front of the kiddos) I know this may sound silly (well, really just gross) but I felt like I really accomplished something that day. It also told me that if my marketing career doesn’t pan out that I could possibly go the plumbers route….