It was absolutely the oddest thing I’ve seen: there’s a man with a yellow reflective jacket, walking back and forth across the street jabbing the asphalt with a long blue pole with what appears to be a toilet plunger on the end. At his side, the blue pole was hooked up to what looked like a geiger counter, if Ryobi made geiger counters, and a spray bottle of blue liquid.
Now, obviously, you can see the picture here, so the fun and mystery is all gone, but I asked the man if I could take his picture for the blog, and he said he would have to check with his superiors first, so I had to make do with the photo from the brochure he handed me.
So, yes, you can see that he was testing the ground and houses for gas leaks.
He said he and his co-workers will be in the neighborhood over the next few weeks, so if you see him, don’t tell your kid that he works for Puget Sound Energy. Go with testing for ghosts or aliens.