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Posted by WiseAcre on Apr 25th, 2010

Holey Moley

Apr 25

I went to see the hole. I knew the house and garage was history but it still seemed a bit odd not seeing them when I pulled into the driveway. From this vantage point things almost look normal.


Once past the gate it’s easy to see things are far from normal. Small mountains have sprouted in the lawn. Thank goodness the excavator left the area between the trees undisturbed. I was afraid the trees would be killed if he smothered the whole root zone by piling dirt there too.


There’s the remainder of the house but where’s the hole?


Holey Moley. That is one mother of a BFH*.


Guess they decided to shore up one side rather than go any farther into the neighbor’s yards. Thank goodness, I really didn’t want all that extra work putting their yards back together too.


*Big Freaking Hole

I didn’t drive 400 miles to just go look at a hole. Tomorrow I’m headed to the east end of the island and my favorite perennial grower. I need to find out exactly how many potted plants I can fit in my truck.

7 Responses

  1. Randy Says:

    So why have they dug such a big hole? High rise going in?

  2. Tatyana Says:

    It’s a very impressive hole! Tell us, please, how many pots could you fit in a truck? A hundred?

  3. cindee Says:

    Are they putting in a large pond? LOL Geez what is the hole about? Bomb shelter? Might be a good idea considering the times…(-:
    How many pots fit in your truck? I am sure you are creative enough to get all you need(-:
    Have a great week!!!!

  4. Joy Says:

    Dear Mr. WiseA**
    I didn’t know you were on the road .. i thought “Is THIS Mr. A’s house ?? LOL) … nah … just kidding !
    I have had my head stuck in my garden for a long time and here I am taking a break trying to see what you are up to ?
    Will you list some of the plants you cram into your truck so I can see if there are any I just HAVE to HAVE ?? LOL
    Good luck with the mission !!

  5. Monica the Garden Faerie Says:

    This reminds me to the theme song of some kids show back int he 70s “Hot fudge holey moley!” It must be weird to have the house gone, everything else looks different because vantage points are gone.

  6. Curbstone Valley Farm Says:

    Good grief that hole is huge…and I thought we had gophers! 😛 I’ll be interested to see what they ultimately do with that hole.

  7. Leo Says:

    Yup, it doesn’t appear to be my a$$, so it must be a hole in the ground!

    Good to know you can still tell the difference otherwise you might have singlehandedly started a TP shortage.