Job Completed

By popular request, this post shows the
Town installing a new storm drain recently.
A previous post last month outlined the
street markings to indicate where pipes

were to be installed underground to meet
up with the drain between our property and
our neighbor’s. The huge concrete square was
laid into the hole freshly dug. Next came a

plywood frame to pour the concrete. After
a few days of curing, the Town would return.
Although new soil had been installed and
grass seed put down, rains were forecast,

This week after removing the plywood frame around
the concrete square, new soil and grass seed
were put down, smoothed and planted. Time for
more photos. I asked to look inside the drain,

so, the cover was opened. I viewed where an
additional pipe went to the left side to meet up
with our underground pipes. In between rains, the
Town has been by to inspect their work. By

all appearances, the job is completed. We
are now ready for the annual snowplows to
damage the edges of our lawn in their snow
removal efforts. Every spring, new grass seed

is planted to repair the damage from the
snowplows. Such is life in Upstate New York
winters! I would not trade my four seasons
here. Our gardens bring us much joy!

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16 Responses to Job Completed

  1. One red leaf on the grass looks like a blessing on the project. I hope it works well for you and your neighbor.

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    • Anne, thank you for the lovely comment. From time to time, I find a random colorful leaf in our lawn. We no longer have any of the maple trees but a neighbor does. Along come autumn breezes, and like magic we get a few colorful ones! To no one in particular, I utter a thank you since I am so fond of the colors. More homes around us going for sale these days. Enjoy the weekend. oxox

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  2. Peter Klopp says:

    As long as we can see that vital services such as storm drains are being restored we can rest assured that the world we live in is still functioning. Grass and flowers are there for our enjoyment. That’s the message I get out of your lovely photo essay, Mary Ann!

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    • Peter, thank you, dear friend in Canada. Sometimes it seems to take forever for vital services to schedule us, but when the work is done, we breathe a big sigh of relief. We still reap the harvest in our garden. Just this week, I cooked a big pot of collard greens. So tasty and healthy. Flowers are indeed for enjoyment. While the lawn is lovely, my husband grumbles when it is time to mow. Each time I offer that we should simply hire someone to do it for us, but he will have none of that. So happy you enjoyed the photo essay today. How is the translation project going for you? Enjoy the weekend. ^^__^^

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      • Peter Klopp says:

        When I am finished with my work on my father’s life, the last and 16th child of my grandparents, I will turn my attention to my wife’s parents. As you can see, there is still a lot of translating work left to do. Thank you for your kind comment, Mary Ann!

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      • Peter, what a large family! But in those days, people had larger families who could help out with chores on the farm for example. What noble work that is for future generations to read. Do you bind your translations into book form or notebook form? Just curious. Enjoy the weekend. ^^__^^

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      • Peter Klopp says:

        I am planning to self-publish the history of my wife’s and my parents for our family. I already this with the story of my life up to my immigration to Canada. Every member of my family has a book. It was expensive but well worth it. Have a great Sunday, Mary Ann!

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      • Peter, how cool a project for family history. It will be treasured for years to come. My book was meant for posterity as well. Who did you use as a publisher to self publish, if I might inquire? I agree that is can be expensive but also well worth it. Enjoy your Sunday as well!

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      • Peter Klopp says:

        The publisher is located in Ontario. The company is Sure Print & Design and can be found at sureprintanddesign.ca
        You can get an instant quote by filling out a form. I highly recommend the company.

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      • Peter, thanks for the information. I wonder what they do with orders outside CA? I’ll keep this in mind for a future book. Have a good week.

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  3. Great to have these projects underway… Our road was a complete disaster for years (that’s Maine)–such a blessing once the crews finally got out and completed the job. ❤ Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Tom says:

    I like the photos you took at various steps during the installation! All that water has to go somewhere! Autumn has arrived. Enjoy the cool air and pretty leaves 🙂

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    • Tom, thank you. Your assessment of water is quite apt. It has to go somewhere. It can also have destructive powers. Autumn has always held sway with beautiful colors. I am transported from daily life and chores. Cool air and sunny days make for comfortable weather. Be well and enjoy the weekend. “”__””

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