OK, so I already missed a day, but but BUT! I would have been delighted to sit down yesterday and blog with you for a while if I hadn't been busy with yet another freaking sewer backup in my basement! Happy New Year indeed! As you are all my witnesses, I swear that from now on I am going to get the plumber in to clean out our main sewer line once a year as a prophylactic measure against this ever happening again.
I did the Hazmat cleanup of the floor myself, since I was not willing to pay $1000 to have the pros do it! Yes, really, $1000 for a small room with a painted concrete floor, no carpeting, no nothing. Yes, it was gross, and frankly you'd have to pay me a helluva lot more than $1000 to clean up someone else's sewage-coated basement floor, but still.
My plumber's assistant looked like Aaron Paul, so there's that.