Kaboom Karash Kerplunk
Two nights ago, our prospective son-in-law heard an almighty crash during the night.
The previous night he heard all the thunder and lightning.
Anyway, on inspecting the backyard the day after the crash, it was clearly evident what he had heard.
The trellis which supported, and still does support, the grapevine had come thundering down onto the paved area of the yard.
The trellis is now leaning at a precarious angle, inviting all and sundry to venture underneath at their own risk. It either collapsed due to the heavy rain we have had recently, which rain undermined the foundations, or was due to the lack of rain, which dried the supporting structure so much, that it collapsed through exhaustion. Or collapsed because during the construction phase, a proper construction was not carried out. All reasons are purele speculative.
Anyways, the grapevine did not separate from the trellis, but is now resplendent at 45 degrees angle to previously.
We will probably leave it be, until all the grapes have ripened and are picked, and then take appropriate action, meanwhile, anybody wandering in our backyard with or without permission is at serious risk of a further fall by the structure.
If we'd had dogs, they would have had their doghouse directly under the "structure".
Anyway, so endeth our excitement for year 2008.
But wait, the year has not yet finished.There's still about one week left.
Until next time,