Monday, March 26, 2007

A River Runs Through It

My yard that is... We got quite a rain system with flash flood warnings and the water collected pretty fast and furious.

Seems the problem is the street to the east of our property - another street runs perpendicular and the water runs down and doesn't make the corner very well and runs under the fence and through our backyard. A lot of water still runs around the corner and turns our street into a river as well... there were even a few white caps today!

The water got high enough that it floated the kids little plastic playset out of place until it hit the tree. At one point the thunder crashed so hard that a shelf fell off the wall!

The worst of it was the way it curved through the backyard and into the corner with our storage shed... I'm not done yet - but I did get 3 more Christmas boxes packed and out the the shed very recently. Yup... they were on the floor. So now I have to unpack, clean, dry and repack them. So much for trying to catch up. Hard to believe I sat the kids on this ramp yesterday to take their spring photo.

A bit of the fence got pushed out too and the water got pretty high in the back corner where it seemed to be collecting. I wonder who we need to talk to about this obvious drainage problem. This isn't the first time the backyard has turned into a lake - and likely won't be the last.

1 comment:

  1. I totally feel your pain. I'm glad though that it was just a river and not a monsoon.


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