Thursday, October 25, 2012

A New Parking Spot

I have a new parking spot in the underground parking garage where I live. 

One morning a couple of weeks ago, I came down to my car to leave for work and I noticed there was water leaking out of the wall in front of where I was parked.  No one else's parking spot was affected, just mine!

It had been raining for a day or two so I didn't really think much of it (although I should have, seeing as how it had never leaked water like that before in the few years I have been parking there).  Once it penetrated into my brain that the water didn't seem to going away, even though the rain had stopped and we'd had a few days of dry weather, I thought I should report it to the building superintendent.  When I did, he told me it was ground water and there was nothing that could be done.

A few days later, I came down in the morning to find small bits of concrete lying on the ground by my car. 

Granted, the chances of bigger chunks of concrete actually falling on my car are probably slim but why take the risk?  I'd rather not have dents of any sort if I can help it.  Not to mention the fact that winter is coming and it's possible that water on the floor running exactly beside my car doors could turn to ice or slush if it were to get cold enough down there.  So last week I asked for and got a new parking spot.  Which is up one level and closer to the exit I use when I have a wheelie buggy full of groceries or heavy items, luggage, etc., which is a very good thing because I used to have to push my buggy up a driveway ramp and around a corner to get to that door.

And even though they said there was nothing they could do, the water has been turned off two days this week while they dig with heavy equipment, searching for a leak at the front of the building.  Coincidence? I don't think so.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so glad that adorable little car of yours has a better home. And that it's more convenient for you.

Jane Perala said...

Yikes, scary - glad you moved spots before winter.