Friday, March 12, 2010

Sand And Water

Excerpt from Chapter 11 – Stand At The Cross Roads: It was one of the hottest Septembers on record. Scott rented a trenching machine and dug a trough alongside our driveway to lay a quarter mile of water line. Jennifer and I followed behind, trying to lay down the twenty-foot lengths of PVC pipe before the baked sugar sand spilled over and refilled the trench. Hurriedly we glued and fitted each piece to the next, wiping gritty sweat from our eyes as we went. 
            Needless to say, none of us had ever done this before. When we finally attached the up-line, waited for everything to dry, and turned on the spigot, the puny trickle of sandy water that emerged was like manna from heaven.
            Unfortunately, a puny trickle was the most we could get. Scott went up to Woodson’s and asked a couple of his good ol’ contacts what we’d done wrong. Not a thing, they assured him. We just used the wrong size pipe. 
Heavy sighs and blank stares passed between us as the realization hit, but the second time is the charm - right?
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