I first gotta say, if there is a pile of @*^$ on the ground Mommy is guaranteed to step in it and most likely in her bare feet too! (No, she didn't step in any poop, but keep reading and you'll understand what I mean.)
OK, so Mommy was outside this morning and she went over to talk to Miss Donna who is elderly and lives next door. We LOVE Miss. Donna! Oh sorry, I was getting side tracked. On the walk back, Mommy walked through the side yard between our two houses. All of a sudden, Mommy screamed as her feet were being sucked deep into the ground. I was watching Mommy out the window and goodness gracious! I thought she was getting sucked all the way down to China! I was so scared that I wasn't gonna see my Mommy every again. I composed myself, took a deep breath, blinked a few times to make sure what I was seeing was what I was seeing.
There was Mommy standing there up to her
Mommy climbed up out of that hole (OK, she really didn't have to CLIMB outta the hole, she really just had to lift up her big feet, but it sure does make the story more interesting saying she had to climb out.) She actually came in the house laughing. She saw Daddy sitting there and said "I think I just found the leak in the pipes."
To make a looooong story short, Mommy did find the leak in the pipes and boy, everyone was so happy that she did. So the workmen started digging a bigger hole (where Mommy got eaten up by the ground) and found 3 holes in 3 pipes. After 8 hours the pipes have been replaced, the sprinklers are all working once again and the nasty Mr. Sandman has been booted to the curb! Mommy worked really hard today. She even helped the landscaper replace all the sprinkler heads in 2 of the yards and tested them all too!
|Daddy (left) and our neighbor Mr. Wilson checking out Mommy's hole|
|Yup! We've found our leak.|
|Hard to believe that 3 little holes (in 3 pipes) could cause thousands of dollars worth of damage!|
P.S. Mommy said now that the plants can get water again that the money tree better start growing!
P.S.S. I should tell you that Mommy wasn't seriously hurt and is doing fine (except for the heart attack she's gonna have when she gets the invoice)