Trouble in Paradise

It’s a fact that if your plumbing is gurgling and swishing, you might be headed for this sort of scenario.


Here’s the thing, plumbers are thin on the ground in these parts and since I’ve just arrived, I do not yet have my list of preferred suppliers.  Easy – just ask.  Along came Kevin and his sidekick and they prodded and probed.  Then Michael from the municipality arrived to offer guidance, and my opposite neighbour arrived to explain what had happened previously and where to find the best location on the pipe for more poking and prodding.

Then this happened


Erk, but we were getting warm.  Unfortunately the hose we were using to poke and prod was not long enough, so neighbour number two provided the exact length and after several hours of digging, bailing, poking, prodding and gagging at the stench, the blockage gave way and the water drained away into the bowels of system.

Sorry if you’re eating, but the moral of the story is that if you live in a small town, you can bet a whole host of people will arrive to help you in your moment of need.  They’re great like that.



South African writer, crafter and all round animal lover
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