Okay, I have a really funny story to share with you all today-although a little bit on the gross side! Back when I was about 13, our family was visiting a friend in Florida. We were staying at his house for a few days, and everything was going great. Lots of fun and games, and one of our favorite activities-singing together while he played the guitar. A couple days after we arrived, he was at work and we were just hanging out at the house. Enjoying our vacation, and having some free time. One of us went outside for something, and noticed a really nasty odor. We brushed it off, assuming it was a factory, or some odd happening. Maybe one of the neighbors had some plumbing problems at their house, but surely it wasn't coming from where we were staying! A couple hours later somebody else ran outside again, and we noticed the smell, still present, and even stronger. Finally we decided it was time to find out where the oh-so-lovely fragrance (yes, that is sarcasm) was originating from. Everybody piled outside to help track down the source. After a few minutes of following our nose, we discovered that something was seeping up through the front lawn-something incredibly smelly.
It didn't take long to realize that our friend's septic tank was leaking, and not only causing the horrific smell, but also actually puddling in his yard! We quickly called a service to come out and take a look at the problem. We were too far away to call the Alexandria septic tank service, but found one closer that was able to come out right away. Apparently the septic tank had filled up, and due to the age or something, had started leaking all over. They had to bring a huge truck out and drain the tank, then repair the area that had been leaking. It took several hours, but finally the tank was fixed, and by the next day, the smell had pretty much disappeared. We did make sure everyone had shoes on before going out the front door for the rest of our visit though!