Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Got digger?

When you feel your week is boring, imagine a lot of sewer gas coming up from the basement....a cracked sewer pipe with some perforated cast iron...and three different dates with plumbers.  Then, all of a sudden, we had a digger coming at 7am the next day.  Here is what it looks like when an outdoor sewer line gets repaired.  It is about -6F here this morning. (-20C, I think?) Before the plumbers could get to the sewer line, buried 8 feet down below the frost line, they had to move 4 feet of snow and two fence panels from our front yard.  (Never mind the new gooseberry and blueberry bushes planted last fall along the fence line...)

All this was slightly complicated by the fact that both of the twins had a virus with a low fever, so yesterday was a "stay at home" day where we missed preschool.  The day before, we missed swim class, so this was serious!  Today, they were a little better and I packed them off to preschool so I didn't have to worry about having them fall down a hole, indoors or out, in their excitement over diggers and plumbers.

Please feel free to share these photos with any two year old digger enthusiasts you might know.  Also, if you are feeling cold and sad about winter, remember that -6F is a huge warm up here.  It was -20 to -40F just a few days ago...And, you too could be replacing a sewer line to your house!  See, it could always be a little worse, right?! I am still trying to find the humor in this week's events. :)

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Blogger Cloverleaf Art and Fibre said...

Lucky boys, to have their own digger in the front yard! That must be very exciting.
hugs, m.

February 5, 2014 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Nothing perks up little children than seeing a big digger just outside their home! I'm betting that even with the cold, they were still super excited with holes around their home. Quite unfortunate though that it came to this, but sometimes these things happen. I hope your kids weren't sad when the diggers left, just as you were happy when everything's fixed!
Paddy Wright @ HarrisPlumbing.ca

March 10, 2014 at 9:01 AM  

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