Meanwhile, I am conquering demons. It is the rainy season and that means lots of water and opportunities for testing drains. Feeling brave, some would say fool hardy. I have asked and bored my friends to death for advice about drains and it is time to put the drain discussions to bed and start some experimenting. Time for a heap of blue gravel, some cement and a spade. To simplify, my driveway has a hole in it, the risk is that in filling the hole I flood the adjacent area, which happens to be my house.
My fabulous neighbor who makes roads has come to the rescue. He seemed to agree the plan might work and astonishingly, he is delivering some more blue gravel this afternoon. By tomorrow, we should be able to have banana jam on toast for breakfast and then watch the school bus go all the way around my new driveway rather than have to do a 3 point turn to get out. How civilized is that.