I had on my to-do list that I wanted to dig up the front yard sewage cleanout so it would be accessible if we had a clog. I even went to Lowes and bought a shovel to dig it out with. But sunday night rolled around, and I was just too tired to dig a two foot deep hole in the front yard. Oh well, I'll do it next weekend.
Fast forward to monday night at about 11:30pm. Flush the toilet and it starts to backup. Made a solo trip to the nearby 24 hour walmart (mandy declined to accompany me after our last trip to walmart) and picked up a plunger. As a side note, what is it about Walmart after midnight that such strange people are there: young mexican couples making out in the checkout lane; a family of about twenty, complete with about 10 kids under the age of five doing what looked like grocery shopping; at least two morbidly obese middle aged ladies on their little motorized scooters; and a family selling tamales in the parking lot. AT MIDNIGHT!
Anyways, got back and plunged the toilet with minimal success. I figured I'd let it sit for a while and try again in the morning so went to take a shower and found that nothing was draining there either. Oh crap. Totally figures I would have a mainline backup two days after I was supposed to expose the main cleanout.
$175 later, everything is flushing and draining beautifully. On the plus side, the plumbing company we used, Courtesy Plumbing, was super quick to respond and had a plumber out within half an hour of talking with them on Monday.
I guess this weekend I'll actually have to DO everything on my to do list.