Update on my discussion about running water on my road

@cwilson26 (2736)
United States
February 12, 2009 8:51pm CST
This sucks! They never did finish the water lines on this road yet. They keep telling us they will get it done in a couple of days. A couple of days comes and goes and no water department outside finishing the job. My husband keeps calling and they keep telling him it will get done but when? This week would have been perfect for it because it has been like Spring here in Ohio. Ugh!! So I am still heating water for baths and dishes and other cleaning. We have waited long enough! I don't know what they are waiting for. Maybe next Christmas? I knew I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up and posted a discussion about it so soon. It seems like every time I get my hopes up and tell someone that something good is going to happen it doesn't happen. It is like I jinx myself every time. Does this happen to you? Do you get your hopes up and get all happy about something and tell a bunch of people only for it to not happen for some reason?
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Hopefully they will get it done soon. I can't believe you still don't have it. I guess since I am catching up, you may by now. There was no sense in making you wait that long.
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
8 Mar 09
Nope we still don't have it and we won't until we finish it ourselves. They are saying that we were supposed to fill out a low income form to have them finish the whole thing for us. We didn't get a form or we would have filled it out. My husband told them that but they said it is too late now. So he has to dig the whole and hook the line from the meter to the house. He started on it the other day and said it doesn't look too hard. It is just the fact that they did every one else's but not ours and it is not fair. I should have started an update discussion but I have been busy writing for AC and Demand Studios.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
9 Mar 09
That is really sad. I wish you luck trying to do it yourselves. I would sure call raising cane. I would not be nice about it either.
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Oh my husband did call and raised some cane because it is not fair that they are doing this to us. Nothing we can really do about it now though except do it ourselves. It will not be easy but we will get it done. Hopefully soon because I am tired of carrying water and heating it up to do everything that needs done around here. Because of that, I don't get as much writing done as I would like. :)
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
13 Feb 09
They STILL haven't gotten that done?? That's beyond crazy! They shouldn't be making you wait like this! I hope they get it done soon. I jinxed myself bragging about the big state income tax return we're supposed to be getting. We get a big state return every year because hubby has an extra $40 taken out of each check (he gets paid every Friday) for the state taxes. So I got everything in on January 31, because supposedly if people didn't get them in before the beginning of February, with the way the California budget is right now, they would more than likely either have their returns delayed or get an IOU until things were straightened out for the state. So far, almost 2 weeks later, I haven't seen an income tax check in the mail box. I hope it gets here soon, instead of the dreaded IOU. I NEED that money! Hopefully things will work out in both of our favors....and SOON! Hugs to you hon.
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
13 Feb 09
No they are putting it off and we don't understand it. Their equipment is still in our driveway. They came back a couple of weeks ago and said they weren't going to finish ours because they said my husband didn't tell them he was on SSI and since he didn't tell them then we weren't on the list to have them finish it all the way for us. People who aren't receiving benefits from the Government are supposed to come up with their own money to rent the equipment to finish digging the hole and connecting the lines to the meter then to the house. My husband seen they were taking their equipment away and went outside and asked why and they told him what I just said. He explained to them that he signed the paper stating he was on SSI and that they are supposed to finish it for us since there is no way we can afford to pay for the equipment needed. So they left their equipment here, told my husband to get a hold of the guy who runs the whole thing and then they would be back. That was over two weeks ago and they haven't been back since. Like I said, the weather has been great this week and they had the perfect opportunity to finish it up but they aren't even trying. Now it's going to get cold again and they will probably make us wait until Spring! Ugh! This sucks! Yeah, see it seems like we get our hopes up, tell everyone the great news and then something happens to stop it from happening and it is like we jinx ourselves! Sorry about your big tax return. That really sucks when you need the money now! I hope you get it soon. I hope things start looking up for both us of really soon. For now on when I am expecting something I am not announcing it or getting my hopes up until it happens! :)
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Good grief!!! They need to get on the ball. I think you or hubby should be on the phone to that guy every single day until things get done like they're supposed to. If I were closer to you, I'd go and kick some butts for you, that's for sure. LOL
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Yeah, hubby is calling again tomorrow to find out what is going on. I know you would kick some butt for me, thanks! :)
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
13 Feb 09
oh yes been there done that so now even if I am bursting to tell I keep it to myself in hopes that it comes true!
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Yep, I feel the same way now so I will not get my hopes up anymore about anything again until it happens. I know we probably sound superstitious but I just feel I jinx myself anymore. :)
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Feb 09
thats ok better safe than sorry
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@ktosea (2027)
• China
13 Feb 09
that's too bad,does the water supply ok for you or you just have to heat the water yourself? you should complaint tot the water company. it's takes too long a time
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
13 Feb 09
We live out in the country where we have been running off of a cistern for our water. The rest of the people on our road have been running off of a well. We have never had any running water from the city on this road until some of the people on this road made up a petition for everyone to sign to force our township to run city water lines on our road. The reason they did this is because there was sulfur found in the wells on this road. Without re-explaining everything here, check out my profile and you will see the discussion about running water on our road. This discussion here is just an update on how they have not finished like they were supposed to and we still have to carry water and heat it up for baths and cleaning. We have been complaining and so far it is not doing any good. My husband calls the water department once a week asking what is going on and they just say they are doing everything they can. Our neighbor up the road told me that there are only three houses left to run the water to and hook it up, theirs, ours and another house. So I don't know what is keeping them but they need to get their butts in gear already.