There Goes the Neighborhood, #3

“Bad news,” said the GG. I hate when someone says that. I sighed and forced myself to refrain from asking, “Who died?” But apparently the season for death has passed for the time being. Knock on wood BIG TIME!!! He went on, “we can’t have a well here.” Meaning at The Landfill. I could feel the panic rising! How was I going to live without running water. I take a shower and wash my hair a *minimum* of once a day. If it’s above about eighty degrees or I’ve been doing full-tilt-boogie skiing or kayaking, a second shower is definitely required. I would not do well in Harare. If we couldn’t have water, we’d have to move. And I don’t want to move because this is the only house with a *woods* behind it on The Planet Ann Arbor that we can afford. Oh wait, fer Kee-reist! Sanity returned. What *was* I thinking? We don’t *need* a well here. We have city planet water here.

The big story is that The Gelman Plume has reached our neighborhood. The results are in from the little drilling operation that Froggy was so clanked up about back in January. The water that comes into The Landfill is okay but the ground water is full of dioxane. Hmm, I wonder if that’s why the front lawn is such a god-awful mess. As in “no grass.” Or maybe it’s just the skunks that have been spotted digging things up out there in the middle of the night.

5 Responses to “There Goes the Neighborhood, #3”

  1. isa Says:

    jeeez there goes the neighborhood is right. I remember learning about that on School-Not-As-Usual Day back in, oooh… the ninth grade or so. it wasn’t near Ann Arbor yet, still floating around near Dexter or somewhere. Sad.

    can you tell dad to look at the insurance quotes i forwarded to him and to e-mail me back soon… maybe i could call someone by 5 and take care of it.

  2. l4827 Says:

    I saw that in the paper too. The ‘darkened’ area on the map included much of the down town resturants as well.

  3. Webmomster Says:

    so…….from where does The Planet get ITS water to put into its pipes?

  4. kayak woman Says:

    Well, from the Urine Huron River of course. I was gonna say cackle cackle cackle, except then I thought I wonder if it’s possible for The Gelman Plume to reach the Huron River. I am not a geologist/topologist/whatever, so I don’t know, but *that* kind of eventuality might definitely make for some more interesting politics than what’s going on now.

  5. Webmomster Says:

    the water has to filter *through* media – and I’m just wondering if any of that “media” is in the area of the Gelman Plume…. O_o