Thursday, September 25, 2008

Do us all a favor and turn your head from this post if you vomit easily

So, about a month and a half ago, the bathroom sink was a bit slow in the draining department. I dumped some Draino down, which helped a bit. For like 24 hours. So I dumped some more down about a week later. Which helped for like 2 hours.
Just for fun, I dumped the rest down the shower drain.
Which matters very little to the story that I'm telling.

The sink has continued to be SLOWLY draining and this is particularly irritating. Especially when I watched the kids' toothpaste spit just floating around in there. Gross. So Husband and I, being the adults that we are, blamed it on the boys. I questioned them and one in particular looked a bit guilty when I asked him if he had shoved a toy down the drain. We left it at that and I've been not-very-patiently awaiting for Husband to clean out the pipes.

So Husband told me that first this morning there was still water in the sink (from a kid washing their hands after a late night bathroom trip?) and so he began to plunge the drain. After lifting the plunger out of the sink, to inspect the goods of course, something caught Husband's eye. He thought he saw something moving but, that's just weird so he dismissed it and went back to plunging some more. After a few thrusts, he took out the plunger again and thought he saw something moving again. He waited for the water to still because two times deserves a closer inspection; right? Blinking the sleep out of his eyes, he leaned in to see what on earth was moving and it was a freakin' worm. Not an earthworm mind you. And I quote, "Something quite a bit more parasitic looking than that. Thinner, long, blackish, nasty."

So, folks, we've got some worms coming out of our sink. That's right. If that doesn't make you want to take a shower (at someone else's house) and scrub off with an SOS pad, I don't know what will. They're called drain moths and if I talk about the whole thing for much longer, I may urp up something myself.


12 comments:

Dawne said...

Gross!!! OH, that made me shudder! I hope you kill them soon!!!

Chantel said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmisgusting. was sherm totally barfing? what a guy he still kept plunging?

Sarah said...

RACH------ GROOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! I haven't ever heard of such a thing. Although it was good for a laugh. I could hardly believe my eyes when there was a new post from you. I so miss waking up in the morning, climbing up the stairs with coffee in hand and logging onto your blog for a good morning chuckle. How I've missed you...glad your back chica. ((HUGS))

Rey said...

That is frakking nasty.

lisa said...

I think you're just back in Africa and didn't know it!!!!????

Andrea said...

my jaw is on the floor in disgust. ICK! Welcome back.

daughter0fzion said...

I whine that you aren't blogging, and this is what you come up with? eww.

Come for a visit! I can't promise my house is bug free, but there's nothing that is going to nibble on my toes when I am scrubbing my hair.

Erica said...

Oh, so gross...so who do you call to take care of something like that? They must be quite resiliant buggers if draino didn't phase them! Best of luck to you with all that!
I learn something new everyday...today I spent all day in the boys room, changing clothes over and apparently didn't learn anything. Then I read your blog, now I know what drain worms are...thanks a million. Hope to return the favor someday :-)

Danielle said...

Yuck! So are you showering elsewhere??

Leslie said...

How do you get rid of those? I have the same problem with my sink!!! I need help with my drains too! Can you send your hubby to ATL, my hubby is a little...ok A LOT squeamish!!

Jessi said...

Found your blog and THOROUGHLY enjoy it!
Hilarious. I'd love to hear the whole story behind your sweet famiy!

Celeste said...

that's NASTY.