Thank you all for your warm wishes and encouraging comments! We really appreciate them around here.
We made it through the week, even with a trip to Chattanooga, TN on Wednesday. Then finally yesterday we got the news we were hoping for…as per the local Health Inspector, the contractor will add as many additional fill-lines in the front as he can fit in. It only took two weeks, two different Health Inspectors, er Environmental Specialists, a Soil Scientist, and a partridge in a pear tree to determine that the back yard was full of rocks and had it’s own set of water problems. 😀 Although this is good news, it’s only a short-term solution. There are at least 5 other people in our neighborhood at the moment who are having similar problems and numerous others that have had to replace their systems in the past year. This was noted by the Health Insp./ES yesterday and there is alot of talk to get a petition up requiring the city to annex us and get us on the sewer line.
Although we’ve already diverted lots of water in the back yard, the Health Insp. is requiring we get a rock/concrete wall or earthen berm up between us and our neighbor in the side yard. See…
There are railroad cross-ties (sp?) between us now, but we put those in a year ago. Since then the cross-ties have sunk and the grass has grown over them. You can see in the right of the picture our neighbors down-spouts are pointed directly at our yard. During heavy rains there is a steady stream of water coming straight at our front yard.
This is our front yard now, it will look worse before it looks better. LOL The highlight in all of this are the beautiful spring flowers blooming everywhere. 😉 Gotta get going now!