We are spoiled. We take for granted all the modern conveniences and then we get all shook up when we lose them. I lost a couple of my conveniences. I am still waiting for one of them to come back.
The first one I lost was my fault. I forgot to keep checking my 250 gallon propane tank until a couple of days ago and by then the gauge read only three percent. Immediately, we stopped using any. I only have two things that use it, so I turned the gas off to both the hot water heater and the kitchen range. My wife got a hot plate out to cook on. That wasn’t too bad of disruption but I made the mistake and called a propane company that I had never used before and they wanted to run tests and charge me for that and they said they wouldn’t fill it unless they installed a new regulator and came in and checked all gas appliances and then do a soap test on all the lines and . . . you get the point. They were just trying to find excuses to charge me more money. They said that I should call their office in the morning and order the parts.
I didn’t do that. I found an old receipt from the company I used in the past, called them, and they came right out and filled it. The first company wouldn’t drive back to the tank to fill it, the second one drove back there without hesitation. The first company was more interested in money while the second company was more interested in service. The first company wanted cash paid to the truck driver, the second company said that they would send me a bill later. Guess which company I am going to stay with and recommend to others!!
Now, my DSL line is down. Called and reported it last night and they said that maybe they could get someone out here today. Should I hold my breath? Should I wait to post this until after the DSL line is fixed? No to both!! I will just turn on our Verizon Hot Spot that we use when we travel. That will work; at least I hope it will with all the bad luck we have been having, you never know! Now, you all have a great day, you hear?