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camping for new years, plans for today, drains?

December 28th, 2008 at 07:00 pm

Well I am by myself for most of this week again. BF is helping his friend and sister build their shed. I am working today (monday) and friday so I can't really go away with him. Plus I am looking after the dogs (three of them!) so I have to be here to feed them. On Wednesday I am going there for New Years Eve and we will probably camp on our friends land which will be different to our last New Years - which was in the city. They have no power yet either which could be tricky! All I'm really worried about is the toilet ... :O

I am having coffee with some friends this afternoon but other than that I am trying to have a low profile and not spend much money.

I have some plans for this afternoon, to fit them all in before my coffee date (4pm). I finish work at 1.30pm.

-40 min cycling
-wash the dogs (yess all three of them)
-call the real estate agent and see if that house is still for sale
-wash and straighten my hair
-bleach the shower
-clean the drains

does anyone know a good way to stop drains from smelling? i tried bicard, vinegar and hot water but it didn't seem to work. i just want to know if anyone ahs any solutions OTHER than buying something. i have bleach, eucalyptus oil, vinegar, bicard, disinfectant...

last night i had steamed veges and rice for dinner, and tonight i'll have fried rice as I kept the left over rice. I have been using some of the veges in the freezer, they seem to have worked out alright and still have plenty of flavour.

I spent $23 at the supermarket yesterday and bought a lot of fruit, some kidney beans, sugar, yoghurt etc. I am hoping I won't have to buy anything else from the shops this week except milk.

6 Responses to “camping for new years, plans for today, drains?”

  1. Amber Says:

    Drains that smell? I never heard of that. What about baking soda, have you tried that?

  2. whitestripe Says:

    bicarb is the same as baking soda Smile

  3. Petunia Says:

    We have had stinky drains every now and again. They seem to be a problem when the outside temperatures are mild (either spring or fall). DH has removed the p-trap and cleaned it out - an icky job to be sure but it took care of the problem. I also send boiling water down the drains regularly now. I think the soap we use doesn't wash down very well. In our case we would have had to do several applications of baking soda, vinegar and hot water to remove the stinkiness.

  4. Amber Says:

    lol, I had not idea...hey I tried Big Grin

  5. whitestripe Says:

    you were on the right track amber Smile
    petunia, thanks! i think i will keep doing the bicarb/vinger/hot water thing for now.

  6. baselle Says:

    Coffee grounds, but we have a disposal, so the grounds clean the blades as you whirr the disposal. At least it will smell like coffee grounds which has got to be better. Smile

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