|November 19, 2004
Water, water everywhere ...
Thursday's entry ended with my fervent hope that "... tomorrow's digging will go without any
Clearly, I put the whammy on the contractors.
At 8:30 Friday morning, Eric and I were getting ready for work, two
floors above the construction zone. We heard the jackhammers start up,
then suddenly stop, and through 2 floors we heard, "OH, NOOOOOO!"
When we went down into the galley kitchen (one floor above the
construction zone) we heard the following:
It sounded like the Titanic was going down. We tiptoed
out the door to our respective jobs and waited to hear from the project
- water gushing
- men barking orders
- pipes being banged on
- men groaning
The scene of the crime: The
first repair to the water supply is seen at right, just outside the
door to the bathroom alcove. The second breach is shown at left (the
new length of copper pipe).
What the heck were the folks thinking who rigged up the water supply in
Bob the Builder gave me the following time table on Monday:
11/22 - finish trenching
11/23 - lay in PVC pipe and gravel
11/24 - lay down concrete
- give Thanks
11/26 - Bob is on the scene to keep the job moving along - the worst of
which is now over
The view from the front room into the rear room
on Saturday afternoon.
The partition wall between the old kitchen and the front room has been
removed to within about a foot of the ceiling, which really opens the
Looking north, from the rear room, through the old kitchen
space, towards Lancaster Street.
The trench runs around the front of the hearth in rear wall of building
The only thing that's keeping Eric sane these days ...
opened on Friday, and he hit the slopes on Saturday.
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