well the plumbing is fixed. the plumber dumped this stuff down the drain day before yesterday saying that would fix it. it didn't, it only made it worse. so today we had to have him come back, and he said he had to snake the drain before he could get under the trailer to defrost the pipe, because if there was a clog defrosting wouldn't help until it was removed. have no idea why he didn't snake the first day he was here.
before he runs the snake he says part of our problem is that our toilet doesn't use enough water when it flushes. but it uses what is legal, it is the 'standard' size. we tell him this and he offers to alter it for us. we're like uh .. no? so anyway, he runs the snake, he says all the way out to the septic tank and finds no clog, telling us there's no clog. so we have to get the manager. the manager tells the plumber he thinks the plumber went through the side of the pipe. so the manager had to get out here with something called a back-hoe? to dig up the snow then dig up the septic tank. the manager also tells us there's no clog and nothing wrong in the tank. but our problem is fixed - because the plumber busted through the side of the drain-pipe and they had to completely replace the pipe.
ps 'we' in this message refers to the male roommate, but i heard all of it.