Today I roded a drain! The next door neighbours told Helen that the drains were backing up. When Helen went and had a word because we thought we should help, it turn out that Eric had tried to phone a plumber, but he was on holiday. A bit of investigating and it turn out the blockage is between the neighbours on one side and the neighbours on the other. Eric and Gladys are up hill from us.
Off we went to borrow Helen’s dads rods, then from Eric and Gladys garden we started roding but did not seem to make any progress. In the end we had to use about 10 poles, without the plunger bit on the end to get the whole lot moving. We probably saved quite a bit of money for not much effort, although not a pleasant job.