In front of the home we have a sewer and it is covered with a plastic cover. The cover is very lose and unstable. Looks innocent enough...

Friday night- it was late- I was walking across the grass (?) and stepped on the lip of the plastic. On the edge!

It is about four feet from the ground to the water. God only knows how deep it is.

Imagine to my horror when my leg went plummeting into this hole. Thank God I had managed to get my other foot on the other side and didnt fall in. But I went in past my knee as evidenced by the injuries on my leg. All weekend I have been thanking the Lord for His safety.

Oh yeah- my shoe is in there somewhere.....

First thing on the agenda is buy a sidewalk slab to cover that thing. Cheap flimsy plastic aint cuttin it. Something permanent is definitely in the works.

... Still Praising the Lord...


  1. EWWWWWW!!!!! Thank God you didn't break a bone! That IS nasty

  2. Oh, gosh, my first thought was to be thankful it was only scrapes and not bones broken. This could have been a really awful accident! You'd think it would at least have been a screw-in lid or something! I'm so glad you are okay! Even if you need to go shoe shopping now. =)

  3. Wow, how scary that must have been. Praise the Lord you are ok, it could have been so much worse. I certainly would cover that up better. What if it had been a child.......I shudder to think of it.

  4. Oh my goodness!! I'm really glad you didn't break your leg or something worse!!!
    Thanks for that really nice comment you left on my blog ! :)
    You're the best,

  5. be carrefly!!!!

    Houria from maroc

  6. Oh, my! I'm glad you didn't go in with both feet, and no broken bones! Take care, and happy new year to you!

  7. Hey Lil' it is me Marie. Yucky Chucky. It reminds of many years ago my husband and I went to a junkyard to pick up a part for our car and of course in Washington it had been raining and the ground was just one big mud puddle and low and behold I left shoeless because I sunk way down and there was no going back for those mud puppies. I feel for you and I hope your doing better with your boo boo's!!!!

  8. OMG I've never seen a septic with such a flimsey light cover! I hope you're healing ok. What a frightening experience that had to be.

  9. Glad you are safe!

    And don't worry, they'll find the shoe in a few weeks when they get the stuff ready for the rice fields....uuuhhhh........

  10. Hey Sister,
    Glad your o.k. and soo sorry for your loss.

    *I love shoes and would consider that a loss, unless they were gym shoes*

    But I ran across your blog and just wanted to say hi.......HI!!

    Sis. Gonzales
    A.K.A. Chica

    (Graham, WA)