Friday, December 08, 2006

And, Breathe

Ok. I am a little more composed. Hubby has a cheque for almost the exact amount that we need, and we should be able to cover the rest. Hubby approached his boss, and his boss agreed to loan him the money to pay the bill. I spoke with the gas company, and they have agreed to put off cutting the water until 4pm today. We should have the WHOLE bill paid by then. I don't know if they will restore my heat/hot water today, and seeing as how it's a Friday........If they don't turn the heat on by tonight, we're going to a cheap motel. (Hubby got paid today, so we can swing it for one night).
I still have my paper work, and I am going to ask that this whole matter be looked into. I KNOW that I do not owe this money. Every bill that I ever had for arrears (before) was for $429.00, which I paid.
I don't understand HOW the city can cut my water when I am NOT, and NEVER have been behind. It makes no sense. By cutting my water, they would be deconstructing my family. Obviously, I can't have a 12 year old diabetic here with no water. I was thinking about it last night, and you need water for almost EVERYTHING. Cooking, cleaning, bathing, brushing your teeth.....I was dreading having to tell my 12 year old that not only is her birthday party cancelled, but she is also going into foster care because of the ASS HATS at city hall.
So, Hubby is picking up his cheque in less than an hour. Hopefully, we will all be warm and snug in our beds tonight.
Having all of my blog buddies cheering for me, and praying, in some cases, has made a real difference. Thanks..............................


CindyDianne said...


I've been so dang worried! That is wonderful. Hopefully, when you go to pay Hubby's boss back, it will be with money refunded by the city.

I've lost my respect for the city of Kitchener. First Crackberry and now this?

Life, or Something Like It said...

I know, I know. I just don't know how they justify cutting WATER when we owe for GAS. I still say that it's blackmail.
I seriuosly doubt that we will ever see a refund, but it won't stop me from bitching about it and bugging them.
It was so cold last night, I can't even tell you. Poor Ruby slept with her sweater on, and Porky wouldn't even get out of bed until I made her.
J has her birthday party tomorrow, and that was bugging (almost) more than anything. I couldn't tell her that we had to cancel it. I couldn't have had her party her with no heat/water, tho, either.
Thanks for your support. I know that your offer came from the heart, and I know that you are struggling with some stuff right now, too. It means alot to me.

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS HIS BOSS - Oh Biddie, I am crying tears of joy for you right now.

OH ...dang...I am so happy for you!
I hope that you get it straightened out and you are able to have the money returned to you sooner than later - and that your heat/hot water is on tonight...

WOW - happy DAYS!

Biggest Hugs and Best Kisses -

Nonny said...

It's like a Christmas miracle!

I'm so relieved for you buddy. Utility companies are thieves. Seriously, I had a past due gas bill a couple months ago and got a shut off notice, but when I went in and looked at my account I had a $580 credit because of my budget amount!?! They were gonna shut it off even though they were holding $400 of my dollars anyway-asshats!

At the doctor's office where I work we often fill out papers for our patients who have medical conditions or small children telling the utility company that it would be extremely detrimental to have water/gas/electric shut off. It usually gets them an extension. Does Canada allow anything like that?

Heidi the Hick said...

Hey guess what? I was having some mometary writer's block/ procrastination and I was poking around in blog world and discovered that you have surpassed me in profile are the BLOGSTAR!!!

My dog has bad farts today.

Feelin any better??? xo

Life, or Something Like It said...

Skippymom - The gas guys are here right now, hooking us back up. YAY! Now it will be a Merry Christmas!!! Thanks for the hugs and kisses.

Nonny - I have often of having my doctor write me a "crazy" note. I've seen him do it, and being mental as I AM, i would qualify. Don't know if it would help.
It is A Christmas miracle! Thanks for the happy thoughts!

Heidi - Blogstar? Me? Aww, shucks. I know that I'm close to 2000...Thanks for sharing with me about the pugs little umm...problem! I feel WAY better! The heat is now ON, and I will be bathing in about 45 minutes.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so happy that things are going to work out!! I hope you get your money back too!!

btw, publishing from a new URL....

dilling said...

whew...they are still ass-hats...and the fact that they can hold your prisoner like that know, I would think that Child Services WOULDN"T LET water and heat be cut to houses with children, wouldn't you? They wouldn't let one of our neighbourhood landlords evict a lady for not paying her rent for three months cuz she had a kid in the house. What gives? Civil rights for corporations but not citizens? Hmmmm.

CindyDianne said...

See? Biddie? I told you that you and Heidi are Blog Superstars!!! I get like 20 visits a day!

Anonymous said...

You best be invoking your pal in Virginia when you say "Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus"...that is a NEWYORK TIMES piece from long ago...meaning us ugly Americans!

Giggle...I get warm and fuzzies that I may...ahem, mentioned...

[trying to make you smile!]

You are okay and that is what I love.

I love you Bid. I am out for the Holidays. Call me if you need me - otherwise.....

HUGS, Skippy [J]

Anonymous said...

P.S. All of us know the story about the letter about if there is a Santa...I just like that I live in VA and the letter is from Virginia...whatever.


Heidi the Hick said...


You're gonna be okay.


whimsicalnbrainpan said...

That is such good news! I hope you get all of the bureaucratic BS cleared up soon.