The gas guys are such party crashers! I guess they heard about the tree removal today, and they were there bright and early this morning.
They dug all over the front of the lot until it looked like the beagle had been hunting a mole. Finally, they found what they were looking for: a lovely orange gas pipe.
And guess what! It doesn't run through the middle of the lot. It comes in just south of the water lines and runs down the driveway. We won't have to reroute it. No gas service disruptions for our esteemed neighbors.
Now everybody get up from the computer and do a happy dance!