Wednesday, April 01, 2009

It just keeps getting better

Monday the DPU guys turned the corner on my street . One new thing at the corner is this.

One of 2 hydrants that are part of the water main upgrade. However, the guys did a little damage when they got down to the triple decker across the street from me. This is what I saw as I turned off the main road to head to my house.

Lots of Gas Company vehicles.

I counted 3 utility trucks, 2 service vans, and this truck.

And then this was working away.

Not good.

They were just starting to replace the broken gas line. My across the street neighbor informed them his hot water heater was not working. Turns out that when the line broke ALL of pilot lights for ALL of the houses went out. So our houses were checked for leaks, the pilot lights for any gas appliances were lit and these guys were done about 8:30 in the evening. They not only dug up the side yard but really dug up the street.

Yesterday morning the DPU had gotten down to my house before I got out the door for work so I couldn't tell where the gas ended and the water started. The second hydrant was installed and covered by the time I got home from work. I'm not sure if we're hooked up yet and the street is half dirt. I'm just wondering if the city will repave the whole street or just where it was dug up. If they just patch pave, come winter we might not be able to get down the street.

And I'm almost done with Eric's socks. I'm not sure if I'll just knit until I run out of yarn or until I get sick of working 2-2 rib.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Oh no, they did that to the street next to us last year, what a mess! And the patch job on the road is terrible. Hope yours turns out better. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.