Tuesday, July 20, 2010


We had a hole in the street front of our house.

At first sand would appear, and then every now and then water would gush up and out of the hole and down the street. Then there was more water, and then it was kind of smelly.

Then we realized that the water would gush when we showered, washed dishes or did laundry. Uh. Oh.

Yuck. Then we had some waterproofing workers prep for waterproofing, and as the dug the whole along the facade, they inadvertently created a moat. Then it seeped into the basement.
Yeah, extra yuck.

So we couldn't let anything go down the drain, because it would come right back in. The city said 2 weeks. We said, "No way." Flushing a toilet became a weighty decision. Hand washing screeched to a halt. No laundry, no dishes, nothing.

After some VERY serious complaining they came to fix it. The project was much worse than anticipated.

Six drainage tiles replaced.

Fixed. What a relief.

I am so lucky.


Marcy said...

Ugh and wow!

Susan @ Damn, Knit & Blast It said...

Eww! Poor you- glad you got it sorted...that looked stinky!