Saturday, June 23, 2007

Problem solved

The plumbers came back today and replaced the water main.

Here is what our lawn looked like before.

And here is what it looks like now.
It's not pretty, but it could've been worse.

It was actually pretty painless for us, too. Of course we haven't received the bill yet. That's when the pain will come. Some of our good friends from church were getting sealed in the Raleigh Temple today, so we were gone from about 10:30-3:30 and the kids were at a friend's house. The plumber came right before we left and finished before we got home. We were crossing our fingers and saying a little prayer as we walked inside. The water was working just fine and was even clear. I had terrible thoughts about coming home to brown, muddy water from the faucets. Andrew checked the meter and it has stopped running, so HOORAY, it looks like the problem is solved.

Thanks to everyone for sharing your horror stories (and those of your friends) with me. I probably shouldn't take solace in the pain of others, but it did help to know that we're not the only ones who go through things like this.

I hope to take some time tomorrow to share some of the likes and dislikes about the house--other than the water main, of course.


The voice of experience in Sandy said...

Our only source of water at "The Funny Little House" was a well. There were times when the well water didn't test safe for drinking. That was fun!
Then there was the septic tank....
ah, those were the days.

Ang said...

Oh, your poor lawn! But in lush North Carolina, I'm sure it will bounce back. Now we need pics of the house!!!

Sandy said...

Wow - they got that done fast! We didn't have water or sewer for a week when they did ours! Your lawn doesn't looks too bad either - I'm sure it'll grow back quickly! Now enjoy that new big house!

Natalie said...

I am so glad everything worked out ok! And they fixed it so fast. Very impressive.