Monday, June 9, 2008

Watery Weekend

RAIN, RAIN, RAIN!! I thought it was never going to stop. It altered our landscape in a couple of different ways. First of all, you can see from the pictures that it added a nice size pond in the front of our house. If you think that it's kind of nasty that I am swimming in this chocolate colored pond, I am not doing it for enjoyment. I had a mission in mind. You see, there is a drain pipe in our front yard to prevent flooding like this from happening, and my mission was to go down and remove a rock that was plugging that drain pipe. The water was about 5 ft. deep in the deepest spot, and I had to feel around with my feet to find this rock. Once I found the rock, I had to go completely under and move the rock by hand. After I moved the rock, the water was gone in 6 or 7 hours. The funny thing is that there is a garden underneath all that water that my mom and dad and I planted the day before. I think it got enough water. The second change we noticed was a small sink hole by our retaining wall. That will be a fun one to fix. And finally, my bridge that goes over the creek in the back yard has been shifted off its foundations. This is a heavy bridge that consists of three full size telephone poles. It was a pain in the but building it and I imagine its going to be just is bad to try and move it back in place. Once it is in place I will be anchoring it down so I don't have to do this a third time.

The good news is my basement was dry and nothing majorly bad happened. Especially in comparison to some of the damage I seen at other peoples houses and places of business. Plus, Hildee had a good time fetching the Frisbee in our temporary pond.