When Mom got home from the doctor's office and running a few errands, there was water all over the side yard. When she started investigating, she found water spewing from the back water spigot. When she opened the door to the storage room (on the other side of the spigot), water was spraying everywhere there, too! This is where mom has kept several boxes of her dissertation research. The pipe must have busted from the very cold weather on Saturday.
The result was the lake in my backyard, as seen below! This was only one section of the backyard that was at least 2-3 inches deep. I told Mom this was my own private lake and I have named it Lake Praline. Mom was not amused.
Luckily, Mom has a great neighbor, John, who came to our rescue. He turned off the water and stopped the leak. He said he would help to replace the spigot in the spring. He said he just couldn't stand the thought of a neighbor paying exorbitant prices for a plumber. All he asked for was a hug!
Mom also called the water company (the water had been spraying for at least 12 hours) and when mom told her she had a lake in the back yard, the lady said, "maybe you will have an ice rink tomorrow" (they are calling for ice and snow this morning.) Mom was not amused again!
I figured mom needed some comfort, so I gave her the belly shot with the cute look. Mom WAS amused!! I did good!