For several weeks now my husband has been working on a project to fix the drainage problems with our sump pump line. It was backed up and gushing water along the foundation of the house. The assumed culprit is tree roots, since the first owner of the house planted a row of maple trees DIRECTLY ON TOP OF THE LINE. If he still lived here he could be cursing himself out right now. But don't worry, guy, we're doing it for you!
The latest news flash from The Trench is that MUCH progess has been made and the end is in sight. (If that sounds familiar it's because you've heard it from the White House for the past ten years. I'm trying not to dwell on that ten year part.) But water is beginning to drain downhill toward the pasture - our version of victory. Everyone will soon be happy, except, of course, for residents of The Trench. The thing has been there so long that frogs have moved in.