Sometimes I feel as though the task of trying to guide us towards more sustainable living is rather an uphill battle in our house. Then something small happens like it did today, and I know that we truly are making progress.
My husband is a huge fan of all things chemical. Chemicals for killing weeds, eliminating pests, cleaning, scrubbing, fixing, unblocking, you name it, he has a favorite chemical for it. It has taken me a long time, and lots of chemical confiscation to even begin to convince him that all his chemicals are banned in our house.
I bought a sink plunger many months ago to use in place of those awful, toxic, de-clogging chemicals that don't work anyway. It's great, although Robert hasn't been very convinced until now.
Earlier today after inexplicably deciding to plunge our slow running sinks he stated "Wow, this thing actually works great, I never thought it would, but it really does!"
Finally I think that some of my incessant nagging may have paid off.