Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's a small world after all

A Municipal bylaw inspector came by our house today to check out our questions of drainage (see post on the pond in our back yard). I contacted the city to see if they could check a few things out for us - namely, did the city actually approve all the plans that now drain water into our yard, or can we blame someone for the water issues and have a helping hand paying for our back yard renos in the spring. The answer he gave was not positive. That sucks. However, it just so happens that the inspection officer's mother used to own our house 10 years ago, so he used to trim the trees in the front and the back and he is well aware of the pond issues that we have. He was very nice to me, and promised to do a bit of digging around in the zoning office to see if he just can't help us a bit. I thought that was nice of him. And he was pretty keen on taking a look around a property he used to take care of. Apparently we have much better neighbours now than his mom did 10 years ago - even with the hotboxing of the shed!

2 comments:

MOM said...

Go for it, Jenn! You might beat city hall! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Wow - great coincidence! :D

-DP