This blog is simply the story about my little life
with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
It basically is my online diary/photo album of our life.
I'm glad you're here!
~~~o0o~~~

Monday, January 30, 2012

I can dig it....

Actually, this post should be called "He digs it" because it's my hubby doing the digging! We live at the base of a small mountain and we have lots of water drainage problems in our yard because of it.
We also live in an area where there are lots of underground springs and we have clay-like soil, so this all adds up to be a big water drainage headache for us.
Last summer it got really bad, so a few weeks ago when my hubby was off work, he decided to go out and dig new trenches and he laid down pipe to divert the water to the street.
He wanted to do this while it was dry before the rains came.
We had a very cold and bitter November and December, but we did not get much rain, so he knew it was coming.
He recruited our son Hayden and together they dug all new trenches, laid gravel and laid pipe.
I wish I would have gotten pictures earlier when this was all dug up. A few hours before there was a small ditch through this area.
Hayden's taking the extra dirt up to the garden with the help of Blondie.
This was a very big undertaking, but they got it done in an afternoon.
The pipe goes all the way out to the front of the house.
There's Eric laying the new pipe.
What a hard worker he is!
Like father.....
....like son!
I'm proud of both of them and feel so blessed by them!
At times like this, I never have to worry, my husband always takes care of things.
It's working!
Water is being diverted out to the street and going down the city storm drain.
A few days later I came home from work for lunch to see this.
He bought several more yards of drainage pipe.
This time Eric was working on the other side of the house.
Oregon has been hit with so much rain lately, its actually made national news!
You can see all the water building up there in the trenches he made.
They are like miniature rivers!
It's crazy that there is that much water being diverted!
I went out to the yard to see if the pipes they laid last week are working and they were! Because we have had so many inches of rain in the last 24 hours, the grass is soppy wet, but no more mini lakes out in the middle of the yard!
I am so thankful for my hard working husband.
He never ceases to amaze me with his willingness to get the job done.
This was in very good timing too because Oregon got hit very hard a few days later with tons of rain and lots of flooding. 

People like to complain about the rain here in Oregon, but it's because of the rain that Oregon is so green and beautiful. It doesn't bother me too much, I kind of like it, especially when I'm snuggy in my house. I love the way it smells when it first starts raining. Sometimes when we have many weeks of it without letting up, I will get a bit tired of it, but usually I like it. 

"He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills." Psalm 147:8

Hugs, Sharon

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