The creek project is almost at an end and I am not going to complain about how it looks.
I will, however, tell you that for a week now the sump pump in my basement has suddenly started running and pumping out water every 15 minutes. It washed away the mulch in my new rose garden and it’s going to screw up my lovely new concrete garden path and I guess eventually it will rot the wooden fence posts.
Everyone is mystified! Mystified and barely interested! Although the creek workers said that they’ve seen air bubbles coming up through the mud of the creek bed for exactly the same period, the township inspector has to think about what could be the source of this new water issue. The youngest/newest township engineer told Sami he saw water gushing up from the creek bottom. But still, what a mystery this is.
At the opposite end of the water spectrum, although the township swears that they have done nothing to divert the water flow from the big concrete pipe, only the tiniest little trickle is coming out of it. During any rain storm when the drain water would jump out of that pipe, now it’s the same little trickle whether raining or not.
So the mystery deepens. What happened to the water that used to come out of the concrete pipe? Where is the water coming into our basement and out the sump pump coming from? Could the two issues be related? NO! PROBABLY NOT! DEFINITELY NOT! BUT WE ARE GOING TO THINK ABOUT IT!
The workers are now raking over the place where the big machines used to sit and laying down mats of grass seed and fertilizer. They’ll be gone by the end of the day. The creek project will be finished.
UPDATE: I forgot to tell you that last week we had another homeowner water disaster. The old house in Pennsylvania was empty so we had the pipes drained and winterized. Last week we asked the water company to turn the water back on and they did it when we weren’t there. They opened the valve full blast and the force of the water blasted the radiator caps and washing machine hoses right off. Resulting in a big wet mess. Poor old recuperating Sami had to go and clean up the soaked carpeting, etc with the help of another old but dependable senior citizen.
So obviously water is in our horoscopes this month. I’m just happy that we’re not taking a sea cruise right now.