So, to get you some background details on this story, it seems as though my house was built upon a underground river of sorts (hopefully not like this one.) Even now, when all we had was a bit of warm weather and some rain, my sump pump runs about every 5-10 minutes. I have 2 sump pumps installed in my basement in case one can't handle it. Last summer when we had tons of rain and horrible flooding (though not on my block) I had both pumps running non-stop just barely able to keep up with the flow of water.

Finding somewhere to put the water is the next problem. I live near the end of a street where it merges in a weird way with the street that mostly runs parallel to it. So, this gives me a smaller yard that has a weird angle to it. I'm pretty close to my neighbors. I usually shoot the water into my backyard somewhere, usually moving it around every few days when the flow is bad. In the summer, for short periods of time, I can run the water down the driveway into the street and into the storm drains. This only works for short periods since after a while, due to the cement constantly being wet, a slime sorta builds up and it gets slippery for people. Obviously, I also can't do this much in the winter due to the fact that we'd have a instant slip-and-slide created.

So, I've found a good spot for the water, the corner of my yard. There is a big section of large-ish pine trees there. Trees like water and soak it up pretty good. I've been doing that since I've lived here which is going on 4 years now. On Tuesday, I go out to my car and notice a little yellow sign on a post in the corner of my yard. I get closer to it and notice that it says: “Please” No More Water. A sign. My retired neighbor made a sign to put in my yard to tell me this instead of walking over and asking me to move the water. I guess he thinks I just have a faucet running all the time or something. I was pissed at first, but the more I think about it the more I laugh at it. Not a funny ha-ha laugh, but an “Are You F'in Serious?” sort of laugh. Good times.

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I did try to think of a good sign that I could post as a response, but I hope you can come up with some better ones.

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5 comments

  • Yeah, about that sign… Well, you weren’t home at the time, I figured you’re pretty cool, you MUST control the elements, right?

    On a side note – no more snow, either, kthxbai

    ~seriously – we live next to very similar neighbors in apparently similiar weather conditions. I feel your basement-flooded pain.

  • Next to it: “While you’re at it, can you ask God for some more sun too?”

    -or-

    “Water here for magic sign growth.”

    -or-

    Set the trees on fire and knock on his door and when they’re all burnt down, put a slightly charred sign up “More Water”

    Arson is probably a bad idea though. I like the warlocky nature of the last one though.

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