[gardeners] Re: Rain & pumps

penny x stamm (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 1 Aug 2000 22:28:34 -0400

Hi, Ranchmama, I'm very happy to hear your advice about
tree roots, but thank heavens that is not our problem. When we
tore out all the landscaping about 15 years ago, we replanted with
a walk-behind space between the shrubs and the house. Also,
the basement is half above ground level, and its walls are
entirely made of building blocks, covered with cement. The
clapboard siding does not begin anywhere near the ground. 

I know what you mean about flashing -- ice forced water into our
attic that way, one winter. 

We have a friend whose son is trying to get home from California
to here in New York. His plane is grounded in Texas, because it
cannot get thru the wall of water up and down the East coast. 

Another friend thought she would be on a 9:00am plane in the
morning, heading for Texas -- but she probably will never take off.

A third party of 11 friends expected to leave for Europe in the
morning. Very little hope, unless there's a hole in the storm wall... 

And the weather man says it should clear next Monday. Good grief!

Penny, NY 

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