Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Fence for Nothing

I think I remember back in the 60's or 70's that a governor here in Louisiana commissioned a bridge to be built from nowhere to nowhere. Maybe it was called the Sunshine Bridge? The governor of "You Are My Sunshine" fame, probably?

Well, we have a new fence that separates nothing from nothing! And it is a barbed wire fence, at that! Those pesky (pesty?) paparazzi landowners next door screwed the US government and taxpayers. 

After three years and $50,000 of taxpayers' money, they finally have what we tried to get the landowners to agree to back when. Our pond is a bit smaller, but we have a new levee (which we did not ask for), AND there is riprap on the ground under the original drainpipe. OUR original drainpipe remains on the neighboring landowners' property just like it was three years ago! Not much has changed on their property. But now since our pond draining situation has changed, in case of a really heavy rain or hurricane, our overflow will drain right over the second levee and right NEXT to the riprap. Fence separating nothing! Riprap for scrap! What a waste!

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