dinahann, I'm glad I could help give you perspective. My watchword is "acceptance" - I tend to accept a lot in life.
Mudah and Pansygirl, you had me rolling on the floor! Reminds me so much of the past right after my divorce and my kids and I were living in this old house that had a cistern for a septic system. It was 25 ft deep, so by the time the waste got to the top where the pipe went out into the yard(aka leechbed), it was so hard and solid that the co. emptying it out needed a long two by four to bust it up enough to suck it out! The owners said that they had never had any problems before...but they had only rented to one person, rather than 4. I have to admit that I am a handle juggler, but have not yet resorted to using the ear on the faucet yet...does it really work?