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God called down the rain

By Ron Pereira Updated on June 22nd, 2007

I’ve had a crap week and need to vent.  Earlier this week in Keller, TX we received about 7 inches of rain in about an hour.  Normally this would create a small lake in my back yard that would soon run off into the street. 

Unfortunately, there is a road being extended behind my house and the idiot construction crew demolished the drain that used to somewhat protect our lot.  So the expected small lake was more like the freaking Atlantic. 

In short my house flooded like the earth did when the Lord God almighty called down the rain many years ago.

So we have had these huge fans and dehumidifiers running all week which means it sounds like a 777 taking off and never leveling off!  I will admit after awhile it is a little soothing but my poor wife is about to crack as she is home all the time while I get to escape to the office.

Since we had to drill small holes in the base of our cabinets to dry things out, pull up carpet and replace the pad, and pay for all these damn fans I am out around $1200! 

And to top things off… the construction crew is taking no responsibility for their crap project management skills.  Don’t despair… when my wife is pi$$ed she is not nice.  They will pay before this over. 

Perhaps these boys need to ring up Hal from Reforming Project Management so they can get a clue about risk management, or any kind of management for that matter.

Anyhow, that was my week.  Hope yours was better.

  1. Pete Abilla

    June 23, 2007 - 3:14 am

    My wife and I just saw the movie “Evan Almighty” — a must-see in my opinion. Not only is it a great feel-good movie, but getting out of the house, away from the water and fans, and the whole “building an ark” thing is just too appropriate for situation.

  2. Ron

    June 23, 2007 - 8:11 am

    Hmm, perhaps we will check it out. We could use a night out. Thanks for the tip Pete.

  3. Rob

    June 24, 2007 - 1:26 am

    We had a similar problem a few years back when the firm who were constructing an extension onto our house managed to rupture a sewage pipe “somewhere” under the house itself. After several attempts digging-up the concrete floors it was fixed, but the smell of raw sewage is not present and hard to get out of the carpets! I find rolling out the legal threats always helps …

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