We're getting between 20 and 25 centimeters of snow by Saturday night. So, once again I'm worried about the poo pipe.
What's the poo pipe, you might ask? Don't worry - I won't have to drink a barium milkshake to show you.
The poo pipe looks kinda like this. Except it's only about a foot tall and there's no spaceship on top and no pneumatic tube beside to send messages to aliens.
Plus, in case you were wondering, poo doesn't really come out of it. Or - into it as far as I know.
The poo pipe is located on our rooftop terasse. It's for the whole building, but it's in our private deck portion. So, I guess that makes the poo pipe ours.
Genesis of the name. When we had the inspector come through before we bought this place, he told us that pipe is basically where the air pressure escapes whenever you flush your toilet. The woman who lived here before us had a metal garden chicken sculpture sitting on top of the poo pipe. He said that was a bad idea. The poo pipe air chute must remain free of debris. Sometimes, you can see air come out of the poo pipe when it's cold. But it doesn't smell like poo. It just looks like breath might on a chilly day.
Which brings us to this weekend's snowfall.
It could likely bury the poo pipe. This has happened before. We had lots of snow. And at first, the snow drifts all leaned away from the pipe and it continued happily huffing air into the sky, all chimney-like. But more snow came. And inch by inch, I watched the top of it disappear under a heap of white. And then no air came out.
And I couldn't undig it because there was 3 feet of snow, blocking the patio door. So, every day I'd check on the poo pipe. Helpless under the avalanche. Unable to cough out any air pressure.
Corn said, "Just leave it. It will be fine".
And it was. But what happens if the poo pipe gets buried again? Where will the toilet flush pressure go? Back through the pipes in reverse? Will my toilet explode?Will my neighbour's toilets explode? If they only knew that 2 dimwit non-handy, first time homeowners were the custodians of their toilet pressure.
Oh well. Wait and see. Churn on, little poo pipe. Churn on.
p.s. I wrote "poo" 15 times. Oops, 16.