|Emergency gas delivery this morning - thank goodness!|
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Out of Gas!
Bill (who gets up earlier than I do) informed me "the heater's not working." I noticed that there was a chill in the house. So here we go, more drama. Already today I have scheduled to have the Safelite Autoglass repairman come and replace my damaged window shield. What else can happen?
First things first, heat. I call my propane gas company with is appropriately named "Poore's Propane" (what you are after you pay the gas bill). I get a women on the phone who I can hardly understand. She talking low and has that "girl" accent (squeaky) and a southern Delaware accent. The Perfect Storm.
She advises me to check the meter on the buried tank outside. The cold outside. Meter? Where is that? Another learning curve for Ron.
I go outside (haven't eaten breakfast yet, I love these emergencies while I'm still half asleep in the cold), with my portable phone and look to open the lid to the propane gas tank. Still trying to decipher Miss Valley Girl, I see a meter. I twist my head and see that that the arrow is pointing to 5%. Ummmmmm, she says it should be at least 50%. Well, la de da, what do you know? I'm out of gas.
She tells me she will put in an emergency call and the service man will be out this morning. I HOPE SO. The service man from Safelite Autoglass repair is coming out this afternoon to replace my cracked window shield. Thank goodness I screwed that appointment up yesterday because I had originally schedule for that guy to come out this morning. I have a nice sized driveway but it's not big enough for both a propane gas truck and the Safelite van. Mr. Needs a Lot of Service guys here.
I go back into the house and have breakfast and try to stay warm. Thank goodness it wasn't really cold outside or there was snow. The temperature this morning was 36 degrees. Inside the house it was about 60 degrees but dropping. Definitely chilly.
Another "thank goodness": I'm glad this didn't happen when I was out in Los Angeles which is where I will be next week. Bill doesn't know what to do or who to call in situations like this. I keep things running around here. My default position in life, Mr. Operations Guy. Some people are rock musicians, some others
con artists insurance salesmen. Me, I keep the clocks running.
So the heat is on now folks and feeling mighty good. I await my Safelite auto repairman while I try to get caught up on my e-mails and bill paying and blog entries.
Just another day in the Life of Ron folks.