This could have been a great post.

So, it was after 9p.m., when I should be getting ready for bed, but I had to go to Wal-Mart. *groan* I took along my camera, though, just in case I found something post-worthy so you wouldn’t have to look at another picture of my mail.

Driving along, the road looked as though we had some really sporadic rain. The street along one block would be wet, the next street dry, etc. I finally figured it out when I saw an open fire hydrant.

Coming home, I saw it in action! Two workers had a fire hydrant open at full throttle! I drove through the torrential downpour, turned the car around, dug out the camera….. and by the time I was close enough to take a non-blurry photo it was already off.

Can you see that little blurry arc of water?


You miss the mail, don’t you?

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7 Responses to “This could have been a great post.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Were they trying to wash the stink of zombie off the streets?


    • Peggy Said on:

      …or maybe the stink of droppings from silly gooses who shop the streets of Seward. (Hey, that sounds like a great TV show doesn’t it…The Streets of Seward)


  2. Lloyd Said on:

    Too much water in the aquifer. They have to open the fire hydrants every once-in-a-while or the cobble stones will start shooting up-out-of the street.


    • Mark Said on:

      Seriously? (And I’m not being sarcastic, dear brother-in-law; it’s a genuine question of “Wow, I didn’t know that.”)

      I know around these parts, the fire department will go around testing hydrants to see if they work -- especially if there is money left in the city budget (i.e. unspent snow removal funds). Hydrants that don’t work correctly get repaired or replaced as a matter of highest-priority public safety.


      • Lloyd Said on:

        No, not seriously. But I do remember reading stories about people in Milford (a few miles from here) who would hit the aquifer when digging a new basement.


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