Saturday, August 23, 2008

The View From Here

This is the view from my front door. 2 weeks ago on the 9th, we were awoken to the news that the water main had burst 2 doors down. After they dug down 10 feet through the road they discovered that the mains were buried under the lawns and driveways of our townhouse complex. So they moved over and dug up the neighbours driveway, which incidentally was where the water was coming from in the first place. Then the rain started. Ever tried finding a water leak in the pouring rain? 10 hours later there was a bandaid on the water pipe and the emergency crew left for the weekend. Monday they were back to fill in the hole and replace the gravel for the driveway base.

We were waiting for them to come back with the asphalt to finish things off, but on the 19th water started pouring out from under the gravel. This time the crew came back and dug up the lawn and a 30 year old tree. That was sad, but the tree was in bad shape and had to come down soon anyway. The mains looked questionable, so they decided to see if the dug a little further if the pipes would get better or worse. After pulling up our driveway the found another trickle of water, not under our driveway, but coming from further up the street. (Thanks guys for the unnecessary driveway replacement!)

So this is my current view and it's likely to stay that way until the decide if they want to dig up more pipe, which I would really prefer, or fill in the hole and hope for the best. I'd rather have it all done and finished, than have half of it done and have to wait for the other shoe to drop.

By the way, a closer inspection of the picture will show my latest piece. It was supposed to be a snowflake, but it grew to doily proportions. Rob has named it Elephant Flake.


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

What a nightmare! Hopefully it will be resolved soon.
I just love the snowflake in the's like a flower growing in the middle of a desert.

Tattycat said...

What a mess. I hope they put it right soon. The snowflake is lovely. I would like to see another picture ofit!

Artistgirl's Muse said...

Sorry about your water main. I'm passing along the 'I love your blog' award to you! Debbie Tlach aka Artistgirl

Marie de la Chaume said...

That's horrible for a view. Mostly in a house where such pretty and wonderful art is made!
Hope you see the end of the leak soon, and find a beautiful view again!
Love and tat,

Marie de la Chaume