1 more time- Creek washed out house

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Hi all, Gee, I didn't know a question like mine would cause so much controversy! Maybe the problem is that this guy thinks we want someone to do all the work for us. Not so, but yes we'd like someone to give guidance before we put a dozer in the creek and have the EPA breathing down our necks. Also, I'll stand my ground on this one-- the county ran the mandatory sewer lines straight up the creek bed, moving bedrock that had never been moved before. They cut a gash that continues to widen, so if I think the state or county ought to look at it I feel justified in doing so. After all... I PAY MY TAXES TOO, AND HAVE SINCE I WAS 18. Let my taxes work for me for a change, it's not like I've ever used anything from the great "state tax beast" before. In my experience,people who point and blame the hardest have the most to hide! It's kind of like saying to yourself, -let those without sin cast the first stone. Wouldn't be much stone throwing would there? Those are my last comments on it because I never meant to become involved in a mudslinging contest. Thanks everyone who took time to answer again! Enough said. Kathy

-- Kathy Linger (kathylinger@hotmail.com), February 12, 2001


Don't let the turkeys get you down. Please keep us informed on your situation.

-- Ken S. in WC TN (scharabo@aol.com), February 12, 2001.

hi Kathy, my sympathies to you on dealing with this. Just had to say that I got a little mud slung at me because I wrote an article saying that penicillin will cure pneumonia in goats. It will, no apologies. I actually got to doubting myself and let a good little goat die because I thought, maybe they're right and I should avoid medicating. When you are doing what you know is right and needs to be done, don't worry about what negative people have to say. It'll just get you down, very possibly their purpose to begin with. mary

-- mary, texas (marylgarcia@aol.com), February 12, 2001.

Hi Kathy, You didn't give us that little tidbit of information the first time about the county running the sewer up the creek. If I was in your position, I might try to hire a lawyer to sue them for property damage. Unbelievable that they would be so irresponsible. Hope everything works out for you. (My only criticism with flood plain dwellers is after they have rebuilt for the fiftieth time at taxpayer expense. Your problem was created by bad engineering.)

-- Skip Walton (sundaycreek@gnrac.net), February 12, 2001.

This is to apologize for my last post. I was feeling a little stressed out last night, no excuse. I did not mean to compare my little piddly complaint to what you are going through. What I meant to say is that I have been following your posts. I am sorry for the problems you are having, and I am sorry that we sometimes rush to judgment of one another and say hurtful things before we think or get the details. And that I hope you won't let a hurtful comment get you down or cloud your judgment. I agree with Skip's last post that I'd be inclined to try to hold accountable those that created this problem for you with bad engineering. Good luck. mary

-- mary, texas (marylgarcia@aol.com), February 13, 2001.

Kathy, the county I live in Central Alabama came through widening the road. In doing so, they caused mud to start washing into my spring, ruining our only water supply. I gave them a chance to fix it themselves but they could not do it very well. So, I got an estimate from a private company which was about $4500 (Lot of repair as you can see). The county paid it without much squawk, they just took their time about it, about three months. We had to bring water in all this time in gallon jugs. At first they tried to deny any wrong doing but this would not hold water. So, don't give up just perservere. You do pay taxes like anyone else. Gary

-- Gary in AL (gmattox@integrity.com), February 13, 2001.

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