They are redoing pipes and water meters in my neighborhood, a construction company contracted by L.A. County. My first morning back from Texas, strange men in neon vests were digging in MY garden by the WINDOWS, very adrenaline-stoking in an in-your-turf way. It took 8 hours of loud drilling and shouting, but they soddered new pipes and re-patched the landscaping by 4.
My next-door neighbors (also avid gardeners who felt ‘invaded’ by the plant/soil destruction) have already had them working on it 3 days: the men shot their torpedo through to the backyard to flush the pipes, and it got stuck. Our land is always shifting because of earthquakes, so it hit concrete. They dug 2 big holes adjacent to the house and couldn’t find it, so they had to drill concrete.
To be continued