Bartering a Bear for a Snake

One night as we were sitting down for family movie night, we started hearing a wonderful waterfall in our house. The washing machine was spilling water out the back!

After trying a coat hanger, a garden hose and Drano, my husband got the washing machine to stop spilling over…but the extra water was just leaking out of pipes¬†under the house.

He gave up and called our friend, PR, who just so happened to build our house, for advice on a plumber that could help us figure out what was going on.

Our friend came out the next day and PR and my Husband (but mostly PR) fixed the problem. Turns out you can’t put a half of a brisket in the garbage disposal. So they took apart a pipe, snaked it, flushed it, snaked it again and cleared the clog.

Plumbing on a weekend can cost a pretty penny, but with the problem solved, we were willing to pay PR whatever he thought was reasonable.

Before we could offer anything, he said “I don’t want any money for this. But, would you illustrate a picture for the story I tell my children?”

So, of course, I said ‘of course!’

And that’s how you trade a Bear for a Snake!