Sunday, May 04, 2008

And the answer is....

Since none of you correctly guessed what the photo was on my last (slacker) post, I will save the all-expense paid trip for the next guess-athon and drink the half bottle of Strawberry Hill (hee hee, hiccup--oops, I already did).

So now let me set the scene for the photo...

For decades the basement in the Absarokee house remained dry, only flooding during storms of biblical proportions. For the past several years, for one reason or another (and believe me I do have my theories), the basement has flooded despite our having put pumps down there.

This year my brother decided to be ready.


He spent many a weekend chipping the concrete from around the French drain in the basement. He worked his tail off to create a sump so that he could put a float-controlled pump in it.


Those are 5 gallon buckets...so you can see how large the rock is.


I showed up just in time to help him plumb it in and take a few photos, of course.

Including this lovely one of a long-deceased arachnid of some type.


You have probably guessed by now that the photo in the last post was a close up of the sump he built.


Let the rains come!

7 comments:

Pink said...

you take pictures of the darndest things...and I was going to guess 'emergency sump pump'. Darn it..should always go with your first instinct ;)

Within Without said...

I still think Dave should be given points for his guess...

Make sure to put these in your family photo album now! (*Runs away*)

Ur-spo said...

ooooh!
what a let down!
I still want the backside of an elephant!!

MsLittlePea said...

I totally would've guessed that if I had been around...you believe me right?

Mary said...

Woo hoo! (Oh, Lord.) I like your quirky posts :o)

Donn said...

Here is a Pumpin' song for ya from Elvis Costello

"Down in the pleasure centre,
Hell bent or heaven sent,
Listen to the propaganda,
Listen to the latest slander.
There's nothing underhand.
That she wouldnt understand.

Pump it up until you can feel it.
Pump it up when you don't really need it."

Pam said...

Aw shucks, I missed all the fun and excitement!