Saturday coffee

Saturday coffee

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:49 am

Coffee is late... I've been fighting mother nature. We had HUGE rain last night. I woke to hear my sump pump running. It has never once run since it was installed. I went out to check the yard and discovered the culvert out back had washed out! Arghhhh!! Just what I needed was another project. I'm blaming all the people from PA... I know you had big storms the last few days.... there was no need to send 'em this way! *smile*
Hope you all have a smooth weekend!
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Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:22 pm

Late coffee is fine for me -- fits my schedule better! :lol:

WOW! Guess you guys got slammed with that one! :shock: Good luck -- at least 4-wheel drive can get you around that one! ;)

We didn't get any heavy rain so far -- just many many days of no sun, & occasional drizzle. We should be due for a soaker like that down here any day now...
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Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:27 pm

Freddy, if thats a 12" culvert pipe you got there, it looks like you need a 36"dia, by the amount of water that dug up that driveway. Have fun! :D
I couldn't tell you if it rained here, yesterday or last night, I've been under the weather with fever and body aches. Flu-like symptoms, but I'm feeling better today. Its been raining since I woke up at 9:00 this morning. Another rainy day.
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Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: ceccil On: Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:20 pm

We have flood advisories here now. Looks like the worst is over here though. Get ready Freddy, Looks like this one is heading your way. Not sure how much rain has fallen so far, but is has been just about pouring since early this AM. Good luck.

Jeff
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Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:32 pm

Hi guys,

We've been having rain all morning too. It's moving out now and hopefully we'll be able to continue on with our plans for the Drive In tonight. They are showing "Star Trek" for the first show. This is our first time this year and I'm so exited about going. This is true Southern experience - pickeled eggs and beets at the snack bar - yum, boy! I hope you'll have a great weekend. Lisa
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Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:27 pm

Pickled eggs & beets? What planet did Kirk find those on?

Here's a pic of a 24" culvert that I saw in town. The first 15 feet of it ripped up as you see, the rest is still where it belongs, but more water going past it than around it.

Mine is a 10". I'm not sure if I should just put it back, add another 10, or make it a single 12". I think a better way would be a bridge!
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Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:32 pm

It's going to rain forever...

The water table is about 8 inches below the cellar floor here, the sumps have water in them, one pump is running occasionally. Another day of heavy rain should do it, the pumps will be running. :mad:
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Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:18 pm

Freddie, I see the picture has a 35 mph speed sigh, did'nt know horses can run that fast in Morthern Maine.
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Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:11 am

Hi Guys,

Made it to and from the Drive In - what a beautiful day – 85* with a light breeze! The sky always amazes me when I get out of the city. The stars were so clear last night it was incredible. Picture this if you will - the Starship Enterprise about to make it's jump to hyper speed or whatever it does when just over the screen a real meteor shower goes off providing additional special effects. It doesn’t get any cooler then that. All of my kids went with me (that doesn't happen very often anymore) so it was indeed a special day and time; well worth the time and drive. I don’t know how I can ever duplicate it but they are showing “UP” over the 4th of July weekend and we will be there. Best Wishes to all the fathers out there; have a great day. Lisa
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