I am suspending the regular daily posting format while I’m back at the damn homeless shelter to give you daily updates from here. There are new reward packages offered now. I spent most of yesterday trying to find out why my water was turned off and the reason will surprise you. I wasn’t behind on my payments to them so there should have been no reason for them to turn it off right?
After calling about 15 times and getting the run around I finally found out what the situation was. Apparently some guy who lives down the street from me thought his cat had somehow gotten under my house. He ripped off the back siding to my house destroying it in the process. Then proceeded to crawl under my house in search for his cat. While doing so he crushed the sewer line leading away from my house.
I spent yesterday afternoon in search of this guy, who seems to have vanished. I called my local police last night to report what happened and that I wanted the man charged with trespassing and destruction of property. He should be liable for the damage he caused. The police called me back around 9:30 last night and they believe he is a “snow bird”. That is a term we use up north here to describe someone who leaves in the winter and doesn’t return until spring. So they are having a hard time tracking this guy down.
Meanwhile the water company say I must excavate and replace the entire sewer line before they will turn the water back on. Calling around to get estimates, the ballpark figure I got was anywhere between $1,000 and $2,500. this is obviously money I don’t have. The police said I will most likely have to pay for the repairs out of my own pocket and then take him to court to attempt to recover the cost of the damages.
Knowing I don’t have that kind of money, I took a bus over to see if I could repair it myself. So I started digging. It will probably take me a week just to dig up the old line. Then even if I can repair it myself it’s going to cost me several hundred dollars.
you never really know how much you take water for granted until you don’t have any. Can’t shower. Can’t brush your teeth. Can’t use the bathroom. Can’t wash dishes. Can’t wash clothes. The list goes on. This jackass made my house inhabitable.
So I please beg you to donate what you can. Every little bit helps. I absolutely hate staying in this shelter. The only good thing about it is that they have wi-fi. However it’s slow and intermittent. I will continue working on Pligg as much as humanly possible.