So. We have had the first sign of trouble with the new place as of yesterday, and brother is it a doozy.
The imp decided he wanted to go down and play in the pasture. I have NO problems with this, provided he stands still to get sprayed down with OFF before he runs off. Because ticks: we has them. I also insist that he has to have a bath after he's had a day playing out in the weeds with OFF sprayed all over him.
And we had to do a load of laundry for Odysseus to have work shirts for today.
And that's when the trouble started.
When the washer started draining, drains all over the house started gurgling. And backing up a bit. And then, the tub started draining. And the toilets overflowed, and soapy water backed all the way up into the bathroom sink.
Odysseus stopped the washer, cleaned up the mess (thankfully--he was able to do it a lot faster than I would have been able to), and took off for Walmart, for a new work shirt, and an auger. He thought he cleared the drain, and went ahead and finished the load of laundry (needed a rinse and spin cycle).
This morning, he said the shower drained better and faster than it had been (I wouldn't know--I can't see the shower drain between my feet, since I don't wear my glasses in the shower). And went ahead and started the laundry.
The laundry drain backed up, and started overflowing. I paused the rinse cycle, and checked the toilets. They, thank God, are not regurgitating. Just the washer drain, and the bathroom sinks.
I think it's time to call the septic experts. Hopefully, they can find the tank, because we don't know where it is.
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