Another crisis in my life is averted! Monday morning my RO system (Reverse Osmosis) which provides our drinking water went out. When I say it went out, it quit providing potable water. This happens when it is time to change the filters. So on the way to Albuquerque I called them, and they said a service man would be out on Tuesday. He would call me in the morning to see where he could work me into the schedule. Cool. I bought a two gallon container on the way home from Albuquerque.
Tuesday morning I got the call, but I was told they couldn't come out because there was a "big job scheduled for the last week." WHAT?? Then I was told that they would be out Wednesday "if there was not too much snow." HELLOOO???? Two gallons of water lasts me and the dogs a little over a day. So I had a hissy fit! I spoke to the person who talked to me on Monday, and he said the big job was "an emergency." I confronted him .... was it pending for a week or was it an emergency? Anyway, this conversation went on for a while, and I was furious. I won't bore you with it, but it further infuriated me.
They offered me free water if I would come get it (over 30 miles round trip), then offered to drive some to me, "if they could work it in." Good grief! No, I called a friend who drove some to me. I knew I would get it that way.
I was miffed. I didn't even get a real apology, just some mumbled excuses.
In the future, my plumber will replace the filters for me, guaranteed within 24 hours. I will go buy the filters and have them on hand from now on. I know this man, and he cares about ME, not just the big jobs.
Well, this morning I got a call, and to my surprise, the service man was coming out. IN THE HEAVILY FALLING SNOW! Their regular trucks might not make it to my house but the owner was sending him in his (the owner's) personal vehicle with 4WD. Mind you, no call from the owner, but at least he was doing something about it.
It took the guy almost an hour and a half, but he got here, replaced the filters, and we are back in business!! I will say, he apologized for the miscommunication on their part. Lawdy mercy.
It is snowing again, and I'm at an elevation that will probably see about six inches or more. Now that I have drinking water, I'm OK. A couple more days of sitting tight and letting the body heal is a good thing. My biggest concern for getting out is my need to buy seed for the wild birds. I used up the last this morning, and the poor little critters are gonna need it as the ground is completely covered once again.
The appointment in Albuquerque on Monday went very well. The drain tubes were removed (Hallelujah!!), and I'm reasonably comfortable again. The doctor is very pleased with how I'm doing, and I don't have to go back for another month! A WHOLE MONTH!!! I'm ecstatic!! Let it snow!!
Meanwhile, if my strength is back to normal, I may plan a trip to Tucson in a couple weeks. Some friends are going to be showing in the Tubac Art Show, and I'd love to go see them. The Tubac section of my previous trip was cut short, so it will be a chance for me to see it fully. Jim seems to be eager to go, also, so if I'm able, I'll go. Then right after my next and final :) checkup, Linda and I are driving to Florida! Her parents live in Pennsicola, so I'll drop her off there and continue across the state to Melbourne and visit Terri and her family. I'm really excited about that!
YAY!!! Normalcy rocks!!