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Sprinkler Help

The sprinklers at my house aren’t working correctly. I asked Bob to take a look at them – he either didn’t want to mess with it or really cannot handle the sprinkler system anymore…either way, he asked my dad to come and take a look at our sprinklers and turn them on.

So. Dad was at my house at about 5:30 this morning. I know this because I heard my garage door opening this morning, heard the water running, saw his car in my driveway. Although this is helpful, it would be nice to know when he’s coming so I can EXPECT him and not be awakened by someone in my home at 5:30 am. I don’t know, maybe he could use that phone I bought him to text or call??

Regardless, my morning conversation with him went something like this:

“I was at your house this morning looking at your sprinklers.” Dad

“I know – I heard you, by the time I was showered and dressed you were gone.” Me

“Yeah, there’s something wrong with those sprinklers. Bob asked me to fix them, said he couldn’t. Bob had ‘em all messed up. How many zones do you have? I see 6 but I can’t figure out where they are. Where is zone 5?” Dad

“I don’t know dad. I’ll just work on it this weekend.” I can tell this is going to be a long conversation.

“Well Bob’s got that thing a mess! I can’t tell which zone is which. He has some on for 20 minutes and some off completely. Does he want a good soaking on some of the yard and other parts to dry up?” He knows the answer to this, and continues. “If you could tell me where zone 5 is…I may be able to fix this. But Bob’s got this a mess. He’s got zone one going for 10 minutes, zone 2 going for 10 minutes, zone 3 OFF completely, zone 5 going for 20 minutes……(it’s okay to zone out here, I did)….and I just can’t figure this out, Bob’s got this a mess.”

To sum this up, Bob couldn’t set our sprinklers correctly, and evidently neither can dad. Dad will continue to bug me about it until “someone” (me) fixes it. I’ll do it myself this weekend.

Would have been easier if Bob would have just told me NO in the first place. On the bright side, dad did find a few sprinkler heads that were busted and he replaced them. But he can’t tell if they are working correctly – because Bob has that sprinkler system so messed up he doesn’t know which zone is which.


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This blog will chronicle the antics and "wisdom" of Gerald Gregory... Let the games begin

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