Saturday, 23 March 2019

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE .......... but not at our house !!!



About a month ago, we had a letter to say that they would be changing all of the old lead pipes in our road and warned us that the water might be turned off ..... fair enough, I thought.




So, after a couple of weeks of disruption, mostly outside our house with temporary traffic lights and massive tarmac lorries, they finished but told us that they couldn't find ours, even after using high tech equipment and even though we remembered, be it many years ago, a plumber turning it off in the road when we had a leak under the floorboards in our dining room !!!

The next day, by coincidence may I add .....




.... our toilet started doing weird things so, the plumber came and fixed it. I told him they couldn't find our water so he said to call them out again.




After only a couple of days, a man came with water diviners and found it straight away and, within an hour, they had dug the pavement up and replaced the old lead pipe !!!  The old ways are often the best !




We now have to live with the above for a few days until the tarmac men can come and fill the hole in ! 




AND THEN ...... 

I had a phone call from our gas supplier ..... they told me it was a very important call and would I confirm my postcode.   After a bit of toing and froing with the usual ' why should I need to confirm my postcode with you ' etc. etc. they wanted to confirm another postcode on our account ....... it was my Dad's postcode and he died 10 years ago !!!! She then asked if I was finding it difficult to pay our bill as it was overdue ! I told her that it was due on the 20th March so it was only two days late and that if she looked at our account, I always pay in full and have been with their company for about forty years but I was now thinking of changing after this phone call !!!! She did apologise. If companies would sort out their administration, I think things would run much more efficiently !





I have just read all of that back and I sound like a miserable, old woman 😂

XXXX





image 1: via flickr, images 2, 3, 5 & 6: via me, image 4: via banggood, image 7: via pinterest, image 8: via euronics lifestyle

Jackie

21 comments:

  1. I love seeing workmen in overalls using divining rods. I still know people who think that water divining is nonsensical fiction, even though water companies use them daily with great success.

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    1. Well, he proved it within seconds and knew exactly where it was and it was all done within the hour whereas the guy with the high tech machine, dug a massive hole and only found electricity and gas and then told us that they would have to leave ours !!! XXXX

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  2. O no !...what a story...pffff....I hope you enjoy a happy weekend....love Ria 💕💕

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    1. At least we know where our water is now Ria !!!!
      Happy weekend to you too ❤️XXXX

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  3. No way, do you sound like a miserable woman. You sound like a woman,(who is right) that no one else is taking the time to listen to, and those in charge, think or don't care, what you say, because they want to do what they do,the way they work, right or wrong. Don't get me started (grin) sometimes dealing with city and government is like talking to a spoiled child..

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    1. I think that I said that Bonnie as I can hear myself moaning more and more nowadays 🤣 But, I think that it was justified this time ! XXXX

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  4. That's hysterical!! Was the water diviner a volunteer or a paid employee? Such a whimsical idea - I'd never heard that such people were ever used officially! ... And of course the call to arms by the gas company about your Crime could only have resulted from the high-tech computer automation of their administration. xx

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    1. No, he was a paid employee ...... they use water diviner’s on a regular basis Vanessa ...... they work as our situation proved !!! He found it in a matter of minutes. XXXX

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  5. My bank of over 30 years just sent me a letter saying they were discontinuing the free accounts and they were moving me to another that charges $6. I can't wait till Monday to tell them I will be leaving their bank for another where I have my major credit card. Take that you asshats!!!

    I love that there are still water diviners D

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    1. That happened to me too Z ..... I cancelled the account ! XXXX

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  6. Here in France it is illegal to be overdrawn at the bank, so we are always very careful to make sure that funds are available for all our standing order payments. I've known people who have let their accounts dwindle, and the problems it causes are unimaginable.

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    1. I very rarely do direct debit as they often take more and then owe you money which takes them ages to repay. I’m really good at paying the bills and you get at least ten days grace to pay. I was a bit cross what with everything else 🤣 XXXX

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