Down the drain

17°C, sunny and clear.

Imy came home distraught, she’s dropped her mp3 player down the drain. It’s been missing for weeks then  today she found it again. Hours later dropped it down the drain in a moment’s clumsiness; in a hurry to get to work I suppose.
Below are the pictures of me trying to retrieve it. The drain is like a big pot, about 4 feet deep, with an overflow to the sewer. If it went down there it would be lost forever. So I had a go at getting it out of the accumulation of mud & decaying leaves in the bottom of the pot. The drain cover had to be removed first, which was hard at first as it was bunged up with a summer’s worth of muck. You can see from the picture how I got it levered up eventually. Then the search began.
At one moment I felt something solid while probing with the garden rake through the jelly like mud paste. Then it was gone, inverting the rake let me pull lots of mud out, I still couldn’t feel anything so back with the rake down the hole.
This went on for over ½ an hour.
Suddenly there it was in the mud on the rake, still glowing.
It was still switched on!
It’s on the radiator now- drying out, after a blow dry with the hair-dryer. I only wish we’d got a picture of its back-light showing up in the glob of dead leaves and muddy pulp.

This is an amusing site- thanks to Dawn_82. Online text-speech. Quite handy for finding spelling mistakes I suppose.

I popped a rib getting that cover off, don’t think it’s broken, but it definitely "popped" as I levered it up.. ouch.

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