Well, this is becoming a yearly event. We had to call Roto Rooter this morning because after Shannon took his shower and went into the basement for his clothes he discovered the floor drain was flooded and created a nice eight foot pond. Roto Rooter showed up at 10:25 AM and left at 12:10 PM and it cost me $242.00. I don’t have extra money – I live paycheck to paycheck. So this is a horrible surprise.
Luckily in a week or two we have attendance awards at work and this will be my ninth year in a row with perfect attendance so I get $300.00 and 200 points (points are like cash). I was going to use that attendance money for getting new eye glasses but it is gone now on the Roto Rooter bill.
Maybe I’ll be able to use the income tax return money this year toward new eye glasses. I’ve had this same prescription since I moved into the house – so three years. It is time for a new prescription and new frames.
If I didn’t have that attendance money coming up I would be in a heap of trouble this month.
I got up this morning and spent an hour or so on the front steps and drive chopping and shoveling off all the ice/snow mixture. We got a little bit more sleet on top of it this afternoon. I better get out there and put more ice melt on it.
So far we have had to call Roto Rooter once a year since I’ve been in this house. I need to start a preventative measure to keep it from happening so often. Although the guy said that houses need their main line done about once every three years and that would make this visit right on time. But I don’t remember my folks having to do this so often. Maybe this neighborhood has more trees and it causes the problems.