'Cause the sewer pump in the basement stopped working.
I'll be a good friend and spare you the gory details but my friend Dub, the pump repairman, isn't squeamish at all and has been educating me with all kinds of juicy sewage info. Just one little tip-- you know those flushable cleaning wipes? Not really so flushable.
So Celia, my friend, I won't be flying out for a visit because I just bought myself a glamorous pair of sewage pumps instead.
Besides throwing open the windows (who minds a few bugs when your house smells like a cesspool?) my best remedy for the stink is baking. Bread, of course, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
Do you have this recipe? You need it.
2 boxes spice cake mix
1 can squished pumpkin
2 cups chocolate chips (OK, maybe 3 or 4...)
that's it. stop looking for the water, oil, eggs etc. ya don't need em.
Let it be known that I am a baked goods snob-- brownie mix will never pollute my pantry, margarine is banned from my fridge. But 10 minutes at 350 and you've got cookies any confectioner would envy.
Ah the sweet smell of pumpkin and spice and well, anything but sewage.
The frosting? That's only for days that you really want to spoil your children. It's yummmmmmmmy.
Let's see: 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, a splash of milk (2-3 tablespoons?) microwave for 1 minute. Add powdered suger. 3 or 4 cups probably. I don't know-- whatever looks right to you.
May your day smell better than mine.