Saturday, 23 May 2009

A Quiet Weekend? Men At Work Again!

We heard the weather forecast last night and thought - good - we can laze around in the peace and quiet of our garden. Not a bit of it! Our neighbour was due to leave their house at 5.30am for a guides' leaders meeting this morning and noticed the road outside our houses was flooded. She rang Wessex Water. By the time we got up at 6.30am there was a fountain gushing from a hole in the ground! We quickly filled kettles and pans of precious water before the inevitable shut off.

The Water Board arrived at 7.30am and started digging, digging, digging. They are still at it and it is now 12 noon. The noise is thunderous. Water is still pouring everywhere.

At this moment in time they have decided to enlarge the hole! The village is without water and I am just about to ring local farmer as the trough the cows are using in the field behind our house is not filling up. It is lucky we had nothing planned for this weekend as we cannot get our cars out - even Supatrike has baulked at the flood!

4 comments:

Maggie May said...

Oh dear. I do my best to save water & then look what happens.
Glad you managed to save some!
Is it fixed yet or are they coming back on Tuesday?

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Oh no - hope all is fixed before toolong Lindsay and the remainder of your weekend is peaceful. A x

Liz said...

What a nice welcome home!

Lane said...

What bad timing:-(