September 7th, 2006

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Holy asphalt, Batman!

I was met with the sound of a pneumatic drill outside this morning. Well, I had to get up for work anyway, so 90 minutes later I finally got up... and there was almost no water pressure from the bathroom sink -- and NO water at all from the shower.

Outside, our driveway and front yard were under water and the drill was being operated just beyond view (owing to trees). Rushing water could be seen from the streetside drainage trench (/ raccoon expressway) under the tree view in the vicinity of the drill.

I just sloshed through to bring today's company shipments out to the mailbox and had to pass the workers and the drill zone... in our own driveway! Apparently the water pipe that runs under the end of our driveway broke during the night and turned the front yard into a front lake.