A quick update on the crazy sewer/water situation. After digging an enormous hole, finding the water main, breaking it, finally finding the sewer that they broke a few weeks ago, fixing it, and fixing the water that they broke in attempting to fix the sewer… we now have functional water and drainage, and did not have to spend a 2nd night in a hotel. The city did the repairs and have taken full responsibility. Our insurance company will reimburse us for the cost of the hotel, as well as pay the people to come in and clean/sanitize the basement where everything backed up. I’m still pretty stressed and wound up, but it appears things are on the mend. The kids aren’t 100%, but the fevers seem to have largely gone away, so I think we’re all improving. Thank God.
It was really quite something. At one point there was one large truck hauling away the dirt from the hole, the excavator digging the hole, and a big truck with some kind of tank on it that I assume was vaccuuming up the water that was everywhere. Plus four city pickup trucks and seven big guys standing around the hole, swearing. They even blocked off my street. Good times, people. Good times.
You’ll excuse me. I need to go take a shower in my own house, and possibly pour myself a stiff drink.