Saturday, May 13, 2006

Seven Months Later

About 3 months ago our neighbor's had to sign a release for a control board for the sprinklers and the street lights to be placed in their back yard. It took Eagle 3 or 4 tries to get their signatures right. When Eric and I came back from Texas, the control board was in our back yard. This was not a surprise to us, as we had been told it was going there. What we couldn't understand was why the neighbors had to sign and not us. Well, about 6 weeks ago, a man came to the door and asked for Mr. Genderson. Eric said, not me, that's next door. The man was incredulous, as if we didn't know our own name. At that moment he realized he had the wrong names on the release form! Oops!! Eric and I then had to make an appointment to sign the release. Several weeks later various utility men came and marked the grass so the men who would dig could avoid the cable, water and power already running though the side yard. Two weeks ago, two men showed up, looked at the multi-colored spaghetti marks, shook their heads and left. Yes, it was a tad confusing. Of course as a result of all this we have not had any sprinklers. But that, as they say, is another story.

So today, we finally had the big "DIG".

First we did the hole!

Then we pull the cable!

Then we cover up the hole!

Then we go home!

Obviously there will be more to this story, as these men can not actually hook up the cable.
Once the cable is hooked up, someone else will come and turn it on ....
and then the sprinkler people can come and hook up their controlers ....
and then someone else will come and finish filling the holes where the connections are made ....
then someone else will come and fix the yard .....
and someone else will come and lay grass ....
and in the meantime, maybe the sprinkers will run.
And if not, Eric will sneak out again and run them himself the old fashion way, with a turn key!

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