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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Monsters in the Garage

We really need to talk to our secretary(mom) about getting our posts out there a little bit more often.  She has been such a slacker lately!

So, mom & dad have been worrying about this water that was coming up at the end of the driveway so they called the city water department.  The city stated that the leak was on our property so it was our responsibility not theirs.  Soooo, mom & dad called their insurance company, who sent out a plumber to investigate.  

The plumbers decided to dig up the are where the water was coming up and much to their surprise - no pipes were leaking in that area!

Here they are filling the hole back in.


The hole all filled back in....


Further investigation revealed that a pipe in the garage was the cause of the water leak - go figure.

So, the plumbers come back and they brought monsters to eat through the concrete slab.  You can hear the monsters in the following video...  We heard them most of the morning!
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This is what the garage floor looked like when the monsters were done with it.





This is the pipe that caused this whole mess.
That hole was at least 3 1/2 inches below the top of the slab.  The plumbers told mom that when the house was built and the slab was poured, the builders tied a piece of rebar to this pipe and the vibrations of the water turning on and off caused it to rub against the pipe and put a hole in the pipe.

All repairs completed!


We haven't been able to visit our bloggy friends for a while - again slackery on our secretary's part.  We will try to be around very soon!

We hope everyone had a good weekend!  

19 comments:

  1. I don't like it when strangers come to the house either, Ellie...even if it is outside or in the garage. But I think it looked like your big brothers were protecting you by trying to check things out ahead of you and your mom. Boys can be sweet sometimes, huh?
    Love,
    Payton

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  2. So glad those monsters are all gone now!! Good thing your house didn't float away!!!

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  3. glad to see there are monsters there too. We thought they only lived here
    Benny & Lily

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  4. Oh, when stuff like that happens, Mom and Dad wish they were renters again! Glad it's all better!

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  5. Well that just suck-eths!! WE know how it is when things aren't workin' in the house and sucking all the green papers out the window...Anywho? Wesa just wanted to let you know that we will be posting about your name signing Gracie's Cast tomorrow...I (Gracie) hope that you enjoy the work I went through staying still and the artistry...hehehe...mama has in decorating my cast'ums with your name'ums.
    Much luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    Particulary Gracie Lynn
    Pee-s: Yoda...are you thinkin' about going to the Pawm? I will have my cast off by then and be ready to dance and would love for you to be my date'ums. :)

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  6. Aw, HAIL, guys! Why dint ya have me over??? You know how much I like tools an' noise!

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  7. Thank goodness the monsters are gone and everything is back to normal.. and no water is running away!
    love
    tweedles

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  8. omp ellie you reminds me of my friend hazel!!! She totally would have barked at the monsters too. i would have also but not as much. mum says what a pain in the @*! with that leaking pipe. thank goodness it is all taken care ofs and the monsters are gones.


    Winston

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  9. Those were some very noisy monsters! I guess they were good monsters though cause they fixed your leak :)
    Good to see y'all again!

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  10. what a horrible monster!! Ellie, you did such a great job of trying to scare the monster away!! You're a guard dog deluxe too!!! Glad it's all fixed now!!

    ~hugs~

    Mia

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  11. Dumb old monsters! At least they are gone now and everything has been fixed. Back to normal is where it's at!

    My secretary has been a slacker lately, too. WTF? They need to get on the ball!

    Tiffy

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  12. Ellie, your header picture makes mom think of Irene Cara from Fame. And it makes her giggle to think of a pug dancing on taxis.
    Glad that leak is fixed before winter comes!

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  13. OMD! That does sound very scary! Hope those monsters finish up soon.

    Your pal, Pip

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  14. Hola Chicos!!!
    Oh poor Ellie did your ear hurt with that Horrible Monster!!! We are glad you all OK!! La Mamma has been a slacker too I think there is Epidemic!!!
    Hugs and Bechos
    Spongy & Licky

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  15. WOW ... I bet you were scared! All that noise and strangers, too!

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  16. oh my gosh!
    that was a big job!
    aren't you glad there are people who know how to fix those hard to get to projects!
    i am always in such amazement how they know what to do!
    we are so glad it is all fixed!

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  17. OMG, what a mess!!! and that nose I don't blame you for wondering what was going on, at least you got it sorted.
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx
    PS don't be to hard on mom not posting, my mom get tried up sometimes, in fact by me and my lead lol!!!

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  18. Whew... that seems like a process!

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  19. Whoa, what a scary monster experience!! Glad everything is fixed and patched back up.
    I still smile every single time I look at your blog header. It always cheers me up!
    xo

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