Sunday, April 20, 2008

Gas Panic: Part II

Hey everyone, the Limemonkey here...just checkin' in. My postings this week are probably going to be few and far between. We had some "fun" last night that looks to spill right out over the coming week. Last night, after coming home from a movie (FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL--which was hilarious by the way), we discovered that our apartment was FILLED to the BRIM with natural gas. Our dog lucked out, and wasn't killed--but if we'd stayed out later that might not be the case. Leah called 911 and the fire department came out--they shut the gas off. This was around 1:00AM. The apartment maintenance told us the Gas Company would come out and find the leak, then they'd fix it.

Sound familiar? Well at 3:00AM the gas dude showed up and told me (just like last time) that "we don't do that, we don't search for leaks...that's maintenance's job." Wow, somebody start playing "Stuck in the Middle with You" because that's where we are right now. Actually, where we are right now is another apartment (they gave us a key to one of their furnished show rooms). There is cable, but no Internet. Repairs aren't going to get started until Monday--and the Gas dude thinks they are going to be more than just a quick and dirty fix. So that means we might not be home for a while (I'm writing this in my study, we came back to pick up a few things for tomorrow). Anyway, I'll be able to check my email at work...but my cellphone is the best way to reach us.

Let's hope they sort this mess out soon...because it did a wonderful job of ruining my 3-day weekend (both this and Thursday's bit of fun) and I'd hate to see that trend continue.

7 comments:

Becky said...

Did the apartment complex talk to you guys yet? I'm curious what they are doing to fix everything. How are you guys doing now in general? Are you two feeling better?

Jimu said...

hey what happened? last I knew you were coming over for a bit on sunday.. then nada.

Jason said...

Crazy. This shit is crazy. Long story short--we are supposed to be able to go home tomorrow. The complex restored out gas on Thursday WITHOUT calling the Gas company and having them inspect the lines (like they said they would). Furthermore, to do this they had to "break the lock" the Gas company had put on our line. Illegal stuff. Of course, they don't want to admit to doing this, but when Leah and I called the Gas Company today they said they have NO RECORD of our gas being turned back on...as far as they knew it's been off since Thursday.

Interesting.

Jimu--tell your girl I'm sorry...I called to talk to you because I needed you to mellow me the hell out...we were both so tired/freaking out that we didn't make it (plus they gave us a place to stay)

Dave said...

Hmm... Sounds like you've got an excuse to break your lease if you need it.

I'd say don't pay rent until they fix the problem, and Laclede says it's fixed.

Eternal Sunshine of Katie's Mind said...

Hey Jason. Just checking in, and I wanted to recommend some interesting reading to you. Have you read Melville's story "Benito Cereno"? I really liked it. Not much like Redburn, but I highly recommend it. :)

Terri said...

Thank goodness you are both okay.

Jason said...

Well it's a week later, and I guess the crisis is over. They're coming out today to fix the store (which isn't lighting since they came and "fixed" our gas lines).