Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The ground wasn't there anymore!

There's been this odd dead spot in our backyard against the fence since the day we moved in. I assumed the previous owners, being the lawn adornment fans that they were, had something there and took it with them. I intended to seed it but never got to it and after a few mowing sessions it was filled with some "nice looking" weeds and grass clippings and that was that.

Then something amazing happened this Sunday as I was mowing. I was walking along, minding my own business, and I stepped into the dead spot and suddenly the ground wasn't there anymore! The ground went almost up to my knee. Upon further inspection, I deduced that it was a sinkhole. It made sense because of the recently flooding. That area of our yard had about 2-3 inches of standing water.

I called the city to report the sinkhole for a few reason:

1. They are probably smarter then me in the sinkhole area.
2. They probably have access to heavy machinery required to properly fix the sinkhole, of which I do not.
3. The sinkhole, while no where near any building on our property is very close to our neighbor's garage behind us.
4. I don't want to pay for the dirt to fill it.

I call the public works department and the woman said they would come out and check on it. Sure enough they showed up a few hours later.

Now we really like our town and we think they are doing a good job. But they just played right into all stereotypes here. They said they would come back and fill it in at some point. But it seems they still had to leave their mark. Here are the before and after photos -



Thank you public works!


At 11/04/2008 11:11 AM , Blogger Arun Rao said...

it could be a black hole, or vortex into another dimension... meant for rodents.

At 11/15/2008 11:09 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

LMBO! They fixed that problem now didn't they? ::shakes head:: Our governments at work.


At 2/11/2009 4:29 PM , Blogger Mrs. Red said...

PMP!! OMG...that's freaking AWESOME.


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