You can not appreciate the joy of having indoor plumbing until you have been jumping around on one leg for about an hour and your only choice is a rock or a smelly outhouse! I grew up in the mountains of Colorado and in the summer, I would go to campsites with my girlfriend Susan and her Dad, who worked for the Forest Service. His job was to build new campsites – and we would spend a couple of nights in the trailer and enjoy the woods during the day. This wasn’t one of today’s fancy trailers which has a bathroom and a shower and sometimes even a jacuzzi – this was a trailer which had a place to sleep and that was it! So, when you had to go — you used … a rock or an outhouse. I’m not much for outhouses because they are stinky and there is something about staring into that dark hole that just totally freaks me out! On the other, a rock is not a particularly great choice either — it’s hard, it’s cold and you are out in the open! The other great part of outhouses (and probably rocks too!) is that when not being used by humans — animals find them very enticing. So, when approaching an outhouse (or a rock), sometimes it’s best to let everyone in the woods know you are coming — so as not to surprise a bear! Yes — indoor plumbing is definitely one of my favorite things!
This is all leading up to the fact that the plumbing for our new house has been laid in the basement floor and things are moving right along! Pat climbed down in the basement and inspected the pipes — I don’t even want to know how he knows anything about sewer pipes! It won’t be long now and they will start putting up the walls — but I’m really glad that the plumbing is in — I don’t think the homeowners association allows outhouses or ‘special rocks’ as part of our landscaping!