The Big Think

October 31, 2005

Optical Illusion

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 9:43 am

Meet Mr. Angry and Mrs. Calm. Or is it the other way around?

Grand Skywalk

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 9:41 am

Not for the faint of heart. The Grand Canyon Skywalk.


Filed under: Disclosure — jasony @ 2:09 am

As of today we’ve been in our house for four years! Where does the time go?

On the plus side, we’ve done quite a bit of work: painting, crown moulding, curtains, blinds, yard, garage-to-killer-shop transition. On the minus side, this all still pales in comparison to what some of our friends have accomplished. At this rate, we figure we’ll have the major stuff done just in time to move.

Can’t believe it’s been four years!

Speaking of house stuff, Erin went to cook some spooky severed finger cookies tonight and noticed that the oven didn’t light. Nor did the stove. I checked and all seemed okay with the unit, so I went into the garage to check the hot water heater… uh oh. Nothing there either.

It turns out that our clueless gas company (Atmos energy) decided to cut off our gas. We have a stellar payment record (never a late payment), and nothing at all wrong with our history. But for some reason they thought that we had ordered a disconnect on Friday the 28th. They dutifully shut the gas off with no warning.

Strangely, the water heater still contains hot water, which is amazing to me that it’d still be hot after almost three days.

I called them this afternoon to get the gas turned back on and was told that they’d send a repair person right out. At 10:30 I called back and was told that the person would come out tomorrow. When I asked why they didn’t call me, they said they did but there was nobody here. Liars. They had the right phone number and everything, but unless the Phone Fairy intercepted the call we never got it, as we were here the entire time.

So no hot water or stove cooking for a while. Bummer.

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