4.09.2009

Backyard Blues


Well, I have been wracking my brain trying to think of a blog-worthy event to post about. It has been a LONG time! We had an uneventful spring break, and I haven't taken any pictures of anything for ages. But THIS...THIS is something I can blog about. It doesn't have anything to do with my kids, though, which is kinda wierd!
Some of you may remember the problems we had in our backyard last summer. It had to do with irrigation pipes getting plugged up in the back corner of our yard and causing some pretty horrendous flooding. Not to mention, we had it turned completely off and the people who use it and need it were upset! (It is important to note that we pay for irrigation water, but we don't get to use it - we water with city water). After contacting the city and the irrigation district, no one would claim responsibility, so some nice men who actually need the water decided to come into our yard and fix the problem....or so we all thought!

Two days ago, the irrigation water was turned on and we had flooding! Again! Only this time the nice men came back and found the entire line in our yard was being plugged up by tree roots. They brought in a little tractor and dug up the entire line and are in the process of replacing the whole thing - all the way across the back fence, and down the right side of our yard.

I am not complaining. It is a little inconvenient that our boys can't play out there right now (especially since the weather has been so nice), but we are really thankful that these men have been so diligent and kind about fixing the problem. They understand it's not our fault our house was built over these crazy irrigation lines, and they are just doing what they have to do to get the problem fixed so that they can water their cherries! They have even offered to replace our torn-up grass with brand new sod. We thought that was very generous.
Tonight is Hunter's first soccer game of the season. We'll be doing soccer every Thursday for six weeks. We're all super excited! Spring soccer weather can be a bit crazy, but it's great to just get out and do something after being cooped up in the house all winter.
I promise to be a better blogger, for those of you who enjoy keeping up with what we're up to. Tune in Monday for Easter pictures!

3 comments:

Em said...

Man that stinks, but at least it's getting fixed!! Hopefully you'll be playing in the backyard with your boys on nice new sod before too long :)

Katy said...

OMG I can't believe the touble you have had. Praise the Lord for good neighbors! Can't wait to see soccer pictures! :)

Heidi said...

That does stink, especially in this nice weather. On a positive note, I noticed the grass in your pictures is actually green! Ours is brown, just brown! LOL