Ditch Digging FAIL

Last week after a torrential downpour, The Fussypants’ garage flooded.  The Fussies went out the next morning after the rain during the night to standing water.

Sigh.

So, no big deal. The Fussies can dig a ditch, line it with perforated PVC and run it out into the yard.  POIFECT. A cunning plan.  Manual labor? No problem. Mrs Fussy Crankypants is good at digging, if she does say so herself. The Fussies can save a lot of money and have the satisfaction of DYThemselves.

Note the straightness of the line. Note the cunning slope. Note the catchment at the end to allow the water to have someplace to go.

But, alas:

DITCH FAIL

with the same amount (or a little more) of water standing in there for the 3rd time in a week as Mrs Fussy types.

And probably again tomorrow.

The Fussy Crankypants contacted the sellers to find out how often this had happened to them. They said it happened ONE TIME in the 7 years they lived here.

It’s just the Fussy’s luck.

Fussy FAIL.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Mom
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 08:09:37

    It’s a BE-OO-TI-FUL ditch!! In a normal year, it would have done the job. But as you said, with the Fussy’s luck…
    (BTW, I hope you moved the crib after the first flood…)

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  2. amberlina
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 19:47:11

    I hope there was no CRAFTing equipment being stored in the garage temporarily. That would be a true shame! I can’t believe your beautiful ditch failed. It is QUITE beautiful!

    Reply

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