Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This is what happens..

when you have neither curbing nor storm drains along your streets.  And the heavens bring forth torrential, sudden rains.


Unnaturally close to my sunroom...


Why yes, that is higher than the driveway apron, so glad you noticed.



A four way stop that slopes in the middle, yet no drains in sight.  What kind of genius thought of that design?!?

Unnaturally close to my front door.


Ridiculous!


We take these pictures as our ammo should we ever go to a town meeting of some sort.  Never have we gone, mind you, but we feel empowered taking these pictures as evidence that one needs storm drains!

Have you ever had to "fight" for something to be added to your neighborhood or your property?  I'd really love to know.  There appear to be 128 of you out there, so come on people!  I'm counting on you to counsel me in the ways of politely, yet forceful...maneuvering.

8 comments:

Danielle and Clint said...

We live near a very busy road and commercial buildings. A commercial building is across the street from my house and was empty for awhile. I had to call the city in order form to cut the grass. That stuff was 5 feet tall, I swear!

If you start to get damage from the high water, I would seriously go to the city about this matter. That is what our taxes are for!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

When I lived in Texas, we definitely had that problem WITH storm drains! It can cause some damage to your property for sure.

We live on a hill and have a gravel road to maintain. When it rains like that, the gravel just starts washing down the creek!

Better get yourself to a town meeting!!

Amanda said...

I live on a busy road and there are no cross walks. I have put in requests every year for a crosswalk and it is denied. It is terribly dangerous and a local coffee shop draws a lot of walking traffic. Plus the metro and school buses stop there. I have even had police escort to get across the road. I will continue the fight, but the city is not on board so far.

Kaleena J. said...

:O! I would be outside playing in it! Looks fun. Sorry, 7 year old Kaleena was dying to say that...

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Oh no!
my place was flooded last year!
But this summer, we needed the rain~ it's burning hot here!
HUGs

Crazy Garden Lady said...

I hope it didn't get into the new garage and damage the truck!

Christy B said...

Alas, I live in the country and have no advice to offer...but, at least you had your sun roof on the car closed. (-; Happy Friday

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