after a few days of a slowly draining tub i decided to put on the role of plumber and attack the clog. i am sick and tired of the plumbing in this house. i’ve had my arms elbow deep down a pipe too many times to remedy over flowing toilets or drain pipes that stop flowing altogether. it seems to happen at least twice a year since moving into this old home eight years ago. my husband is never home when it needs to be fixed so i tackle it alone, now with the assistance of a three year old. the nerve-wracking part is putting the elbow pipe back on and praying it doesn’t leak. there was much success the first attempt and it was dry as a bone. i refrained from taking a photo of the rat sized clump of hair that was the culprit.