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WELCOME!!!

Thursday, April 9

Plumbers Here Today

The plumbers arrived bright and early this morning to dig up my flower bed and fix what they thought was a broken pipe. I was a little skeptical of them doing it today in case they ran into problems. Tomorrow being Good Friday means that everything is closed and if there was a problem, we would have had to live with it over the weekend.

A young man named Jamie begin to dig out the hole. I think they thought it would be a breeze digging it out to at least 5 foot deep. I tried to tell them that the huge maple at the end of the driveway had roots running everywhere in the yard and also this property is full of rocks and gravel.
Poor Jamie. By 10 am, he had this much dirt dug out of the hole and that was constant digging. They put all of the dirt on pieces of wood in hopes that it would be easier to put back into the hole.


Here is Jamie in the hole. Yes, it was deep...much over the 5 feet they had hoped for. The pipe that you see goes into the ground where it meets the sewer pipe that leads to the street. The problem was where the pipe comes through the foundation and leads into the sewer pipe. However, the news was good. The pipe wasn't broken after all. It had just become separated at the seam. The contractor who did our previous repair for this problem in 2002, hadn't sealed the pipe properly. This is why we're having all the problems now. So they cut the pipe, put two connections in there to make it straight instead of being on an angle. They had it all done and left about 3 pm. No chipping out the foundation as we had originally thought. Just digging and repairing the pipe. That's the best news we've had about plumbing in years.

So, we received a blessing today and I'm happy. We don't know what the total bill is, but we will cross that bridge when we come to it.

Enjoy the Easter weekend and remember the significance of the holiday. ~Blessings, Mary~

14 comments:

  1. Praise God for giving you a blessing today. I love you.

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  2. I'm so happy for you - what great news!

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  3. What a wonderful blessing for you today - glad Jamie did it right.

    Have a blessed resurrection celebration!

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  4. wow I"m glad they got it fixed, Jamie sounds like he did an awesome job. Thanks for your comment at my blog Mary, $1000 later and I'm wondering where the money's coming from *sigh*. Time to pray I think...

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  5. I'm so glad your plumbing problem is fixed! Have a Happy Easter.

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  6. Now, if it all continues to work properly you're all fixed,......for good!!!!!

    That's a blessing that nothing was broken enough to have to tear into the foundation and weaken the structure.

    Happy Easter weekend Mary.

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  7. That definitely is a blessing... nothing worse than pipes that don't work.

    Have a Happy Easter!

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  8. Ah, it is a relief to get such a job over and done. Peace of mind for the Holidays is priceless. Peace be with you.

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  9. PS ---Yep, I'm gonna take the day off today. Doin' absolutely nuttin'!!!!!

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  10. Oh there is definitely an analogy here. Looking at your blog today reminded me of how we have our own troubled pipes underneath the surface. When the Lord digs them up to deal with them it seems all else is in disarray. The end result will be worth it thought because unless it's exposed for fixing, it will never really be whole and functional. :)

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  11. Oh, I know you are glad that problem has been fixed! Happy for you!!! Some contractors just don't do things up the proper way, and then later you are the one who has to pay for repairs all over again! I am just glad that it has been fixed correctly this time!

    ((( HUGS )))

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  12. OMG!! What a deep hole!! WOW!!
    Sooooo glad it wasn't serious. whew, that was a huge Blessing! Have a Blessed Easter Mary:)

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  13. That's one heck of a job, but it could have been worse.

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