Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Main event.

Most of you don't know this but early Saturday morning there was a HUGE water main break in my home city.  Unfortunately there was also a leak in a gas line near to the break thus creating HAVOC for many businesses and homes.  To check out the video news report of the incident click here.

Here is a web photo of the initial break:
(photo from web site)

The water main break instigated a large clean up and repair...OH MY DOG! OH MY DOG! We interrupt the current blog post for the following announcement: while helping me type my blog a DEER TICK just crawled out of my mom's sleeve!  We live in the CITY we are not supposed to have deer ticks!!

Ok, I'm back albeit slightly disturbed.  Anyway, in order to repair the water main/gas leak damage crews have been working around the clock.  Since gas supply had to be shut off many businesses and consumers that utilize gas (for hot water etc.) have been S.O.L.  How has this affected me? Well our favorite Pan-Asian take out place has been basically shut down for four whole days - they have lost a lot of business.  I feel badly for them...and my tummy.

Below is a picture of one of the numerous big holes they've dug in the ground near my home.  If you ask me they should have asked Riley to help out - being a Terrier alone makes him qualified for digging holes!

addendum: my mom checked us all and we appear to be tick bite free...


Deetz said...

Absolutely you can link to my blog...I added you to my friends list, hope that was okay....My mum has removed two ticks from her, one on her neck and one on her arm. We live in the country. She has been on a tick killing frenzy now. Some have been itty bitty deer ticks and others have been as big as mice almost...well not mice, but really big.

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh boywe that was a mess.....and the traffic was UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!(even worse than usual!!! PL2 gets creeped out about ticks too...yuck.On your advice we avoided the Arcoretum today and went to Lars Anderson park...It was lovely!!!!!! Love A+A

Lorenza said...

What is a deer tick?? My mom says it sounds scary!
I hope they have fixed the problem there at your place!
I don't know you but my grandma says she could not live without gas!
Kisses and hugs

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my gosh! What a terrible mess it was but it sure looks FUN to swim in there! Woohoo!

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