Monday, July 10, 2006

happy birthday, mom!

in honor of your birthday, they are tearing up the sidewalk in front of my house today.














but uh oh, they found a pipe that wasn't supposed to be there...














so they called the fire department and the gas company...














and eight tall firefighters and five guys from the gas company trooped down to my basement to see if the line was actually carrying gas, or if it was an old one.














they came in and out, one after another, several firefighters pausing to admire the chalkboard paint on the door in our kitchen.

this sort of sounds like a lovely children's story, doesn't it? let's hope it doesn't have a dramatic, explosive ending...

6 comments:

mama d said...

...like the one in NYC today!

lizzie lou said...

eeek!

mom said...

eeek indeed ! Did they report to you on their findings??

lizzie lou said...

yes, there's no gas. they're digging some more today. yay, we'll have a new sidewalk!

holly said...

i like that new "sixteen mile" tag line at the top! seems more fitting!

holly said...

oh yeah, and happy birthday merrily! hope it was a wonderful one! i remembered even before i read this...do you remember why?
xoxo