June 26, 2012

Torrential Rains!

I've spoken to quite a few of you in the past few days about the torrential rains we are having in the central eastern part of Maine.Well today is even worse. My husband decided to dig out the sump pump to pump our front lawn as the culvert at the end of our driveway can not keep up with the flow of water coming in so fast. We just had our driveway paved last fall and spent lots of money, cross your fingers that the water doesn't damage what's underneath.

This is a photo of our front lawn a few hours ago:

That's Dave's John Deere tractor with a trailer hooked up to the back with a sump pump. He is moving the water from one side of the culvert to the other to save the driveway and to save the flowerbed. 

This is the very front corner of our lot where all the water is ganging up on us!

Dave always wanted a pond at the front of our lot......he's got one now!

Sump pump at work! This is usually all bone dry all summer!

The other side of our driveway!

There are lilies around our mailbox that I had watered a few days earlier because they were so dry!

The water came inches from our flowerbed. That's when Dave decided to dig out the sump pump!

This is the "buried" culvert. Poor thing is 12" wide and can't keep up! The name of our road is Benn Hill. We are the only house that lives on the flat part of the hill and we are getting water from everyone else!

Okay enough rain already...90% chance of rain tonight and 80% chance tomorrow! Thought I would share Mother Nature at work. Have a great day!

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