I woke up to the sound of destruction this morning. I knew it was D’s house the bulldozer has sat there all weekend to prepare us for its demise. As I walked by it yesterday I noticed the windows were all relatively new -D was fixing his house up before the flood-and most of the windows could of been salvaged or donated to others who are trying to rebuild. I couldn’t go to school using my normal route I knew that there was much more going on than I even I was not ready for what I saw when I got home. Less than two years ago we the block was mad at him for throwing late night parties. I miss them now. His house is gone.
I found several empty lots where houses sat yesterday.
On the up side Jim Prosser quit as our city manager today. I will be interested in seeing what transpires over the next few weeks-the city council blamed Jim Prosser for everything. I wonder who they will blame next. I don’ t know if I should panic or party or have a panic party-more to come on this issue!
On the domestic front-my phone service sucks down here-I went to i-wireless AND called them not once but twice I called my daughter and couldn’t even get through. God forbid there was an emergency-seemed to have been an issue only within a 5 block radius. The first guy said I should address the city about the issue-I was like um-my mom lives on a foot hill in Alabama and my service there was better than it is here and only within 5 blocks. Then I got a number from my daughter of a local i-wireless employee- who claimed he hadn’t heard of the complaint but I was just in the store that he said he worked at! He hooked me up with another i-wireless service person that was very kind. I explained that I was sitting right outside the dead zone that wasn’t dead before the great flood of 2008. She asked if I had a number I could be called back at and I gave her Greg’s number and informed her that I had called him before I called the number my daughter gave me. I got a ‘trouble ticket’ and she said she would send out a technician.
A few hours passed and I get a call from Greg saying that he got a call from a woman named Stephanie-who was very nice from i-wireless and she said that they found a problem in the area and they believe that they have it fixed. Our phones have been decent since then-I have my fingers crossed.
When you pay for a service and your service sucks and you can’t even make a phone call to save your life you might want to call your phone company’s customer service and lodge a complaint-it might actually be listened to!