Diane Hopp says she doesn’t have a green thumb, so if her neighbors were around, they might be surprised to see her spraying a garden hose - particularly in December inside the living room of a newly renovated home.
“It really bothers me to see all this mess,
and that we did it,” she said.
The insurance agent from Petersburg was one
in a line of hose-wielders helping christen the small, frame structure on the
edge of downtown Springfield - fondly nicknamed “flood house” - as part of an
unusual experimentto assist the untold thousands who bemoan indoor floodingfrom the showers of spring and the burst pipes of
winter. From The State Journal-Register.