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RE: weather


That is true Kitty- but proving, getting someone to actually do
something... around here, not worth the time and effort. Easier to just
fix it yourself.

Donna


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Kitty
> Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 5:39 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] weather
> 
> Bonnie,
> You need to get out there and scream at the County/Township.  They
can't
> "fix" the grade resulting in a detriment to your property.  We had a
> similar
> situation at my office.  We're on a deadend street; commercial one
side,
> residential other side.  Commercial side has a sort of dip carved
between
> two properties so water runs south to the ravine behind our buildings.
> The
> residence property across the street always flooded, even though there
was
> a
> pipe running under the street from their side to ours.  So we fixed
the
> problem by extending our 'dip' to their pipe to accept the water
rather
> than
> cause backflow.
> 
> This worked great for a few years, until those people died, then new
> people
> trenched the property AND another neighbor's to lead massive amounts
of
> water through to our side, where, the dip wasn't adequate, so they
flooded
> us.  Finally the city came in, rebuilt the section of street and put
in a
> real live drain.  Whether it is a private individual, a business, or a
> govt
> directive, one entity cannot make such physical changes that adversely
> impact the existing condition of another entity and not be called to
> account
> for their actions.
> 
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 5:27 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather
> 
> 
> > I've talked it over with our neighbor and they are all for it, but
we'd
> > share costs.  With our job situation and their job situation, there
just
> > aren't any funds right now.  If we are blessed in the future, you
can
> bet
> > that is one of the first things we do!  We even thought of putting a
> small
> > bridge over the area so we can still visit in spring and fall
without
> > sinking knee deep in mud or water.  We've had it re-graded three
times
> on
> > our dime already to "fix" the problem with absolutely no success.
If
> the
> > road bed were not raised above our property level (which used to be
> below
> > our grade,) the water would simply run off across the street and
into
> the
> > little creek behind the houses across the street.  The township
decided
> to
> > "fix" the grade when they put in sewers.  UGH!  Of such is life.
> >
> > Blessings,
> > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
On
> Behalf
> > Of Bonnie Holmes
> > Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 7:37 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather
> >
> > I recall a lovely "dry stream" bed featured in a gardening magazine
> (I'll
> > look it up if you're interested) to take care of flash flooding
between
> two
> > property lines.
> >
> > Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Date: 01/03/2004 10:03:00 AM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather
> > >
> > > I guess that means more rain is on its way here, huh, Donna?
We've
> got
> > > flood warnings and our gutters haven't been able to keep up with
the
> > deluge.
> > > There is a small "river" between property lines, the low areas are
> > > overflowing and even the walkway to the porch has 1/2 thick water
> pouring
> > > over it.  We haven't gotten to the point of a rain like the 100
years
> > flood
> > > levels for the area, but it can't be too far off with the ground
> already
> > at
> > > saturation.  And we will be in the Mid 60's today!  UGH!!!  It
should
> be
> > > colder tomorrow, but not freezing until Monday.  We'll see.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure what water saturated earth will do to the dormant
plants
> and
> > > those that have broken dormancy because of this warm spell.
Anybody
> out
> > > there know?
> > >
> > > Blessings,
> > > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
On
> > Behalf
> > > Of Donna
> > > Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 9:31 PM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather
> > >
> > > You take care of your self Judy.. the flu that is around here is a
> .....
> > >
> > > Currently raining here... a tad earlier it was pouring and I kept
> > > thinking it is gonna start thundering in a minute... glad it was
rain
> > > and not snow... or I would be shoveling instead of typing...
> > >
> > > Donna
> > >
> > > > Happy New Year!
> > > > It snowed Monday & Tuesday & didn't all melt. Snowing again
today so
> > > we
> > > > may
> > > > be having our 2 weeks with snow now. Winter blooming heathers
were
> in
> > > > bloom
> > > > the week before Christmas, so I will look for them again as soon
as
> > > the
> > > > white stuff melts. I've had a lovely week off. Supposed to work
> today,
> > > but
> > > > have called in sick. Icky flu  or some such. So, I'm taking it
easy,
> > > > watching the parade on HGTV. Also feeling guilty that someone
else
> has
> > > to
> > > > work for me. Stay healthy.
> > > > Judy B
> > >
> > >
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