An Excuse Not To Cook Tonight (Day 209)

The gas men have been digging up my yard today to fix a problem. The problem has been fixed, although my yard could use some help, and they will be back tomorrow to do some additional work that will not include turning off the gas to my house.

Today, they did turn off the gas. When they left around 4 pm, one of them told me a guy would be here in 10 minutes to turn our gas back on. I believed him. He was an affable-seeming guy.

It’s now 6:15.

I just got off the phone with the gas company where I was informed that the workman who is scheduled to turn my gas back on has until midnight to come over. He has to come inside my house. He better get here long before midnight.

Meanwhile, we put in a gas range ten years ago and our grill is powered by our home gas line.

I was planning to make a nice dinner for my husband for his birthday today, but that is not going to happen now (and don’t tell me I can use the electric oven because I’ll have to stop being your friend.)

Looks like a night out on the town.

Hope the gas man doesn’t come while we’re out to dinner!


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