cesspool in front lawn
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Oh Crap

We were getting ready to hose a large Christmas Eve get-together when we were suddenly faced with an overflowing cesspool. My then-husband thought he could snake it out himself and wound up cutting his hand. I had to take him to the emergency room for a tetanus shot. The lesson we learned? It doesn't matter how much it costs, there are times when you just pay the professional and shut up!

Laurie Hennessey
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