Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fwd: open for blizzarding!

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From: Mark
Date: Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 4:39 PM
Subject: open for blizzarding!

Jimmy Valentine's and Little Miss Whiskey's is open on time tonight.

$5 for shot of rail whiskey and either a Mickey's (JV's) or a Stroh's (LMW) all nighty night..

thank you for your support



Friday, January 22, 2010

Water Main Break

I got an e-mail from WifeRat about 4pm telling me the water was out at home. Thankfully the problem wasn't in our place or building, but there is a water main break one block over from us. When I called home to check in there were already repair folks on the scene and I could hear heavy machinery and children in the background.

When I got home, I took BabyRat out to see what all the hub-bub was about. I grabbed the new camera I gave WR for her birthday and took a few pictures.

Apparently the water main break on Florida Ave NE is related to what's going on on my block. A one man band reporter/cameraman chomped on a stogie while he explained that there was a problem with a 36-inch line on my block and that caused problem with 6, 8, and 12 water lines heading north towards Florida.

I don't know much else, but it's 1:44am, my water is back on with strong pressure, and they've got a massive hole dug at the corner of 11th & E Sts NE. Strange observation, WASA left tags on all the doors in the neighborhood advising us of a problem but when BR and I went out to take a look WASA was no where to be found, it was all Flippo trucks and DCFD.


Pictures of the hole at the corner of 11th & E Sts NE