What's worse than finding a buried cable in your backyard?

Posted on June 16, 2009 by Steve

Finding half a buried cable!

Ha ha. While digging for a backyard patio, I unearthed some black coax cable, just like the one that carries our TV and Internet service in the house. It was kind of loose, and I gave it a firm tug and one end popped up out of the ground. Bad news. I ran inside and confirmed that the TV was still working, and even checked a computer for access, and all appeared normal. So I got lucky this time. Why don't they make buried cables day-glo orange? This thing looked just like a root.

Speaking of roots, I found that a circular saw is the most satisfactory non-explosive way of dealing with them. Not enough has been said of the virtues of dirt cooling.

I also disturbed the 17-year nap of a cicada nymph and uncovered some night crawlers.
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Posted by RWH | July 31, 2009 | 12:02:17

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Posted by RWH | July 31, 2009 | 12:02:44

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Posted by Steve | August 01, 2009 | 01:32:53

Odd, that.
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