Monday, February 21, 2011

Remnants of house owners past

Sometimes when you renovate you find things that previous residents have left behind. Sometimes those things are cool like bones and bottles. But sometimes those things are a bit odd, and suggestive of not-so-savoury dealings.

This weekend I finally convinced Mark to remove this. Can you tell what it is?

In case it isn't obvious, this is a length of irrigation piping complete with downward facing spray thingies. It ran the entire circumference of the underside of our verandah and when we moved in it pointed directly at.... nothing but the dark underneath of our house.....

Now I'm not casting aspersions here but what do YOU think it was used for?

 Goodbye irrigation, goodbye shirt


Jenny said...

Hmm, It makes you wonder.... ;-)

simmone said...

After our spell in the country, we learnt that in areas with red or black soil homeowners sometimes installed irrigation near the stumps to help prevent the soil from shrinking during droughts. Which caused movement and damage to walls,windows etc.Hopefully yours wasn't the unsavoury type of irrigation? Looks better without it though.

ani's house said...

Interesting??? It is much better without it anyway. The verandah is looking good too.

Lorna said...

Simmone that's a very interesting idea, I wonder if that is why it was there? Either way it is G.O.N.E and I couldn't be happier.

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