a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saving The Basement...

from the next high water.
Every job needs a boss and Andrew did well.
The grade had to be lowered to allow the water 
to run down the hill instead of into the basement.
Hubby works magic with his bucket.
The saving slope is reestablished 
and ready for the next big rain.

17 comments:

Sandra said...

that is a great shot of Andrew doing the come on come on sign.. and don't men just love to play with tractors and big machines? great job and great idea...

Terri said...

I'll bet Andrew was a great help. Good idea sloping away from the basement. I hope you don't get that kind of rain again for a long while.

Saucy Kodz said...

You know, women like to play too - why are all the great toys for guys?
I have toys and love em every bit as my neighbourhood guys love theirs. Andrew is doing a great job as sign man and good to get that down hill path from the basement. You've got beautiful looking earth there. Have a great day. Hi to Marcy, TM, A n Z

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Water in the basement is no fun.

Lynne said...

Tractor Man and Andrew saved the day . . . Pro active is better than water in the basement any day!

TexWisGirl said...

nice to have able workers and good equipment for the job. :)

McGuffy Ann said...

That is wonderful, to see them working together. Excellent.

Sandee said...

Your work is never done. I so remember living on our farm.

Have a terrific day. :)

Brian Miller said...

my boys would be in heaven watching that work...or getting a ride on the machine....and def worth it to save the basement

DesertHen said...

A flooded basement is never a good thing! Glad the guys were able to get the slope going in a downward manner.

Farm Girl said...

What a great thing to do. I don't know what we would do without our Kubota. At least you will not get flooded out next time it rains like it has been raining at your house. :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You are getting "big rain??" AAAARGGGGGGG!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Say..you wouldn't mind sending a bit to So. Cal. would you?? I'd do it for you! :)

LindaG said...

Wish we had a basement to protect!
Are you going to put gravel or something down so your new slope doesn't give you slippery one?

Have a good evening, Gail. :-)

Sandy said...

Tractor Man and Andrew making a difference with leveling the ground outside the basement to prevent the rain from running inside is a real good thing.
Will you be placing rock in the area?

carolina nana said...

And just think of all those little muddy paw prints you are going to see !!!!!!!
After each heavy rain we have to do some grading in our back yard and I see lots of those little muddy paw prints around here !
Blessings
Marilyn

Dreaming said...

I hope you don't get a 'big' rain - even with the new, improved slope!
Mr. Dreamy has been out playing with his bucket and blade trying to direct future moisture away from a 'lake' that formed by our garage. He loves it too!

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