Last night was quite a festivity! :) We had to have a plumber visit because our kitchen sink was clogged. Marc tried to blame me, but as it turns out, I wasn't the primary issue! The plumber was at our house for almost two hours last night shoving 100 ft of coiled wire in and out of the pipes. FINALLY! The wire emerged with a rubber band and two giant hairballs (one brown and one blond). We have no idea! I don't use this area to wash hair. There was also a little rice and broccoli. That is what we thought originally caused the problem. Did you know that you cannot use your garbage disposal for food grinding!?
I'm serious! I've had a garbage disposal nearly all my life and I know about the std coffee grinds, grease, etc., but they are even more picky now. After having the conversation with the plumber last night, I'm convinced the disposal is just for the bits of food that come off your dishes when you wash them. OK? Isn't that annoying. I don't know about you, but I HATE putting food in the garbage. Mainly, it smells and has the potential to attract unwanted bugs and pests. I thought it was better to run it down the disposal. It cuts down on landfill waste right? Yes, but did you know that can be very hard on water treatment plants. In fact, running the disposal actually requires increased use in electricity and extra water. Not really something I thought about. I've done some reading this week. Can you tell?
So, $310 later, I've learned my lesson. While the major problem wasn't me, I wasn't helping. Additionally, my belief that I was being more "green" was inaccurate. I'm thinking I might have to look into a counter compost holder, but I'm hesitant. After all, smells KILL me. Who wants their kitchen to smell of rotting food? I also don't have a serious garden so, what am I supposed to do with compost. So far, it appears to be an expensive and time consuming process. Hmm.
After our plumbing fiasco last night, I decided that we should pick up dinner. So, I picked up chicken and lamb kabobs from Sorrento's. It was sooooooo wonderful. Sydney talked about eating her chicken "bobs" all the way to Sorrento's and back. I'm so glad she liked them as much as I did! :)
Have a great clog-free day!