Nov 9, 2008

This project was not supposed to have an official photographer, but one showed up anyway. Here I am, arm deep in mud, while my helper Noah, documents the whole mess. When our house was being built in 1995, our contractor employed a joker named Kenny to do the landscaping. We subsequently paid Kenny to do a lot of additional irrigation work, which he did to minimal standards, as things turned out. My chief complaint about Kenny's work was that he was too lazy to bury his pipes deep enough and as a result they have been nicked and cut all over the place. Some failures are to be expected after 13 years, but I wish the big one hadn't been directly under the driveway, where it is completely inaccessible. In order to restore the irrigation line to the plants in the front, I have had to find an existing water line in front and cut it so that I can install a valve and a tee. The tee will allow me to reroute water to the front irrigation line. The cut off pipe at the top will get reconnected tomorrow. It serves a spigot on the south side of the house. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

8 comments:

Karen said...

Are you available for hire? I've got some bad sprinkler heads that could use re-routing in my yard next spring...

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

ugh... sprinker stuff...

Mike is always wanting to pull his hair out over sprinkers...

what a mess....

one mell of a hess....

Kurt said...

I fixed out front door and outside light this week.

Megan said...

I found stuff too. Luckily I didn't have to dig in the mud for it.

Your photographer got some good shots!

Reya Mellicker said...

Right under the driveway? That sucks.

Noah is a good photographer - nice composition, good lighting and shadow, and it's a nice portrait of you, giving a sense of who you are without revealing too much (so as to save your anonymity). Bravo Noah!!

Squirrel said...

I'm glad to see you using your happy rainbow shovel. We never use a sprinkler of any kind here at the squirrel's nest, since we use this stuff called rain. But your fancy underground stuff is interesting to me.

Squirrel said...

I put "raking leaves" on my "to do" list.

bitchlet said...

You look thinner.