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Water Issues

Last night we went to see Catching Fire, which was fabulous. (With it, Thor 2, Doctor Who, it's been a great couple of weeks at the movies.) Then we went to a local family-run place we really like and picked up kebobs and bread and baba ghanoush to go, and then we started home. As we got close to the house, we saw there was water flooding down all the streets. Very strange. We followed the flood to our house, where the source of the Nile seemed to be a bubbling lake at the end of our driveway.


The water main runs under the front of our property for some reason and it had broken. It took a couple of hours for the city to get out there, around 10:00 pm, but they worked on it until it was fixed. I'm not sure how long it took them. We went to bed but I kept hearing drilling and banging until pretty late at night. The city will probably come back at some point and fix the concrete and the street. All the pavement around our house is broken and cracked from over forty years of shifting soil, so anything they do it will be an improvement.

Oh, and someone let me know that the audiobook version of The Serpent Sea is current on sale for $4.95 at Audible.com

Plus: I have a kickstarter project going on this month and there's a book fair for a high school that really needs books.

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Whew! I read your header and was very worried I was about to learn your house had severe water damage. You've already had far more than your share of house problems this year. I'm very relieved to learn it was an external problem.

Going to see Catching Fire this afternoon. Glad to hear it's good. And wasn't the Day of the Doctor amazing?! After all the hype I wasn't sure it could live up to it but it did.

Day of the Doctor was so good! I'm glad I wasn't spoiled for it, and I'm really glad we saw it in the theater. I watched the recording of the TV version and there was just so much detail that you couldn't see on the small screen.

I'm so sorry to hear about the water main! What a distressing find after a night out. ::HUGS:: Hoping everything settles down and also that the city takes care of that broken pavement quickly.

Thanks! It looks like they kept most of the damage to the street, so hopefully that means they'll come fill it in soon.

If you're city is anything like mine (I work for our water dept) they will do a temp patch until they have enough work to justify filling the concrete mixer.

Glad to hear they responded semi-promptly, always tough when it's a night call on a holiday weekend, much less one that requires an entire crew.

ETA Also glad it was on the cities main, shouldn't effect your bill at all and I would call and get an eta on when they are going to fix the concrete, if it was me. (squeaky wheel gets fixed fastest)

Edited at 2013-11-30 10:27 pm (UTC)

I think a temp patch was what they did. And yes, I think we got lucky they were able to get out here as quickly as they did, on a holiday weekend Friday night.

You cannot get a break, can you? Now it's the water main. O0;

The Cloud Roads is also on sale for the same price.

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