Tuesday, July 07, 2009

To plumb or not to plumb

That is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the pocketbook to suffer
The occasional $500 deductible of sewer drain backups
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by installing a sump pump end them. To pay, to pay--
Three thousand dollars--and by to pay to say we end
The hassle, and the possible thousand dollars
That replacing the carpet could cost. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep--
To sleep--perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub
For in that sleep of death what floods may come
At two in the morning
when we do not want
To use the Good Towels to sop up basement water?

5 comments:

John0 Juanderlust said...

Sump pump. Or very large, absorbent sponge.

HRD said...

Shakespeare and plumbing....wow...although the Tempest might be more appropriate to the described situation!

class-factotum said...

John, I have thought of stuffing a bunch of towels into the drain. It's not like it's a bunch of water -- just enough to back up and amble a couple of feet over to the carpet, where it gets soaked up eagerly.

And it's these "100-year rains" that get us. Twice in 11 months. What's THAT all about?

HRD -- Hmm. "Full fathoms five" and all that? I might have to post something else!

Maureen at IslandRoar said...

Ah, yes, we never want to use the good towels to sop up the water...
You are too clever!

LPC said...

Hahahahahaha. Alas poor towels. I knew them.