Marrickville Council rocks. Over the past week the Snook and I have noticed a drain behind the Abbey (the local backpackers’) that’s been backing up. Yesterday morning I stepped out to go to work and saw that it was literally *gushing* sewage into the street. Yeah, toilet paper, poo, everything. (Luckily it was flowing away from our place.) The Snook called the Council that morning and by the time I got home from work they’d inspected it and put up barriers. This morning we woke up to the sound of jackhammers breaking up the concrete around the drain. A 24-hour turn-around time for local government? I never would’ve believed it.

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