Daily Archives: April 13, 2006

The Root of the problem

Roto-RooterOne of the perils of being a homeowner is that unexpected things come up. In this case, Tree roots have invaded my sewer line. I did what I did last time (over three years ago) and called Roto-Rooter.

The Long and short of it is: The drain pipe is bent, near the street, allowing roots to grow in where the water seeps out. It took over an hour to properly clear the tree roots from the pipe. They came quicky and it's under warranty for six months so I'm not terribly unhappy. 

As an interim solution, this works. Long term, I'll be pouring 2 pounds of Root Destroyer (Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate) into the reap every 6 months. This should kill the tree roots near the pipe without killing the tree (Which is illegal in NYC…).

The alternative to this is to replace the sewer line which would caost a lot more money than I'd care to spend. I suppose I'll just have to wait and see.

Music I'm listening to now:
"In My Life" by The Beatles from thier "Rubber Soul " album.


Attention seeking Trolls

TrollIt's funny how some people will Troll around some Blogs, anonymously making mean spirited comments for the mere purpose of getting attention. Others attempt to engage them in reasonable discourse about the post, only to be personally attacked about anything unrelated to the subject at hand. They'll use meaningless labels like "Left Winger/Right winger", etc.

Engaging them tends to be just a waste of time. Basically, anything anyone else says is "invalid" while anything they say is valid. Then they attempt to get off topic to bait you into responding, which is just a waste of time. If they have anything to say that can be commented on, they'll quicky revert to type just to get more attention.

Personally, I think these people get off on being an anonymous nuisance. IMO, it makes the feel bigger and lets them vent anger in their lives.

It's best not to feed their little ego trip and one hopes they get professional help.

 Image from www.cartooncritters.com


Music I'm listening to now
Nothing at the moment.