Monday, February 29, 2016

The Monster That Ate My Front Yard

The Monster That Ate My Front Yard 2

The local electric company has been doing some ominous work in the street in front of our house. It's a condominium (although it doesn't look like one) so no requirement to contact us individually. Mrs. C called me at work Friday afternoon - we have no water service! This complicated bit of machinery cut through the water main that serves our house and some of our neighbors. (Chez nous is at the left of the top picture).

The crew found a way to bypass the problem by early evening, cheerfully telling us "you're off your water meter. Use as much as you want!" They also tore up most of the roots of the tree in the top picture so that will have to be pulled out. And, um, they didn't cover that hole very securely.

Worse things can happen around here. We get violent thunderstorms, ice and heavy wet snow that topple large trees,  bashing in people's roofs and crushing cars. Always look on the bright side of life.                 

 The Monster That Ate My Front Yard 1

6 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Does not look good!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Blimey! That's a wee bit of a mess Bob :)

Sharon Anck said...

Holy cow, that is quite a mess they've made.

William Kendall said...

That is a huge mess!

Nathalie H.D. said...

What a shocker! I can't imagine this happening without the local residents being advised before!

I hope you both had a huge bath since you were off the water meter, ha ha!

BTW, what we can see of your house is absolutely lovely.

Stefan Jansson said...

Sure sounds like a professional job!